Prospective Graduate Students
About the FMI Ph.D. Fellowship
The Free Market Institute (FMI) seeks to advance research and teaching related to the free enterprise system and the institutional environment necessary for it to function well. An important component of that mission is supporting the scholarly and professional development of full-time graduate students at Texas Tech University.
The FMI has supported graduate students since 2013. During that time, several faculty members with years of experience mentoring students in established Ph.D. programs have joined the FMI as affiliated faculty and research fellows. (Check out the FMI faculty's graduate student placements.)
The FMI offers three-year fellowships for students seeking a Ph.D. in fields related to the theory, history, and practice of free markets. These fellowships provide full tuition support and a competitive stipend during each academic year. Fellowship funding is currently available to students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in either the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics or the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University.
The FMI is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. The deadline for priority consideration is February 1, 2018. See here for how to apply.
Want to know more about what FMI faculty are working on? Check them out and links to their personal websites here.
The FMI strives to provide its graduate students with a vibrant environment of scholarly discourse and debate. The FMI Research Workshop brings scholars from other institutions to present working research and FMI Brown Bag Seminar provides opportunities for FMI faculty, staff and students to gain feedback on ongoing research projects that are in development.
Still wondering if graduate studies at Texas Tech and an FMI Ph.D. Fellowship are right for you? Please contact the FMI Director of Graduate Students, Dr. Andrew Young, with any questions.
We hope that you will consider graduate studies with the FMI at Texas Tech University. Guns up!