Call for Nominations


2nd IZA@DC Young Scholar Program

Organizers: Steffen Künn (IZA), Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA)
Location:Washington DC, USA
Date:September 23 - September 27, 2013

Submission Deadline:April 15, 2013
Notification of Acceptance:May 31, 2013

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

IZA and the Georgetown Center of Economic Research (GCER) of Georgetown University Economics Department are very pleased to announce the Second IZA@DC Young Scholar Program which will take place from September 23 – 27, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The program is part of IZA’s network activities and its objective is to bring outstanding PhD students to Washington, DC.
The program encourages interaction between talented PhD students and labor economists located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. On each of the five days of the program a leading labor economist will present his/her frontier research. Students will be given the opportunity to collectively meet with each of the speakers and to discuss their own research. In addition the students will formally present their own research. They will also visit IZA Research Fellows located in Washington, DC at their home institutions.
The program is designed for advanced PhD students from outside the US working in the field of labor economics with an interest in joint research projects with local universities or public institutions in the DC area. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 students.


Accommodation during the one week program is provided by IZA. Travel expenses will be covered by participants. Students with limited or without funding can apply for a grant for travel expenses at IZA.


IZA Research Fellows located outside the US can nominate their PhD students by submitting a nomination statement, the student’s CV and research paper by April 15, 2013.

If a grant for travel expenses is required, please indicate with the nomination and submit a short explanation. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by end of May.