Prospective Graduate Students
Free Market Institute PhD Fellowship
The Free Market Institute supports the scholarly and professional development of full-time graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees at Texas Tech University in fields related to the theory, history and practice of free market economics. The Free Market Institute PhD Fellowship is a three-year, competitive fellowship that provides full tuition support and part-time employment (20 hours per week) as a Research Assistant with the Free Market Institute.
Applicants interested in the Free Market Institute
PhD Fellowship must gain admission to a doctoral program at
Texas Tech University. Interested students should refer to the
Application Procedures for the Graduate School and the
particular department to which they wish to apply. More information about particular
graduate programs that are particularly suited to the mission
and vision of the Free Market Institute can be found below:
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Graduate Degree Programs - Additionally, please refer to the Requirements for the PhD Degree.
Department of Economics Graduate Degree Programs - Additionally, please refer to the Requirements for the PhD Degree.
Department of Political Science Degree Programs - Additionally, please refer to the Requirements for the PhD Degree.
Rawls College of Business Graduate Degree Programs - Applicants from programs in the Rawls College should demonstrate a strong interest in understanding the role of business within a broader research agenda addressing the theory, history and practice of free market economics.
All applicants should consult and satisfactorily complete the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School and the particular requirements for admission to a specific graduate program prior to submitting an application for the Free Market Institute PhD Fellowship.
Applicants for the Free Market
Institute PhD Fellowship should have strong academic backgrounds
that have prepared them for success in a doctoral program and a
demonstrated interest in fields related to the study of free
market economics. These fields include, but are not
necessarily limited to, Austrian economics, Public Choice
economics and New Institutional economics. To apply and
receive consideration for a fellowship, an applicant should send
the following materials to the Free Market Institute:
A current resume/CV
A statement of interest that outlines research goals and interest in the mission of the Free Market Institute (1500 word maximum)
A writing sample, preferably a term paper that addresses an issue related to free market economics
An unofficial copy of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
An unofficial copy of most recent GRE scores
One letter of reference from a noted free market scholar (recommended, but not required)
As of February 1, 2015, the
priority deadline for the 2015-2016
academic year has passed. The Free Market Institute will
continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and make
awards contingent on funding availability. Interested applicants can contact
the Free Market Institute with any questions by phone at
806.742.7138 or email at