Koch Fellowship Program in Public Policy University of Colorado 2011–12

The Koch Charitable Foundation has funded a fellowship program for undergraduate students at the University of Colorado. The Koch Fellowship Program in Public Policy will give students majoring in International Affairs, Economics, or Political Science the opportunity to conduct research on public policy issues. Undergraduate students apply for these Koch Fellowships, and if accepted, receive a $1000 stipend. Students select their own research project, and meet with other Fellowship students and faculty to discuss their project.

A major goal of the Fellowship Program is to help prepare students for their post-graduation careers. Students will be assisted in applying for internship and fellowship opportunities, and for graduate study. The Koch Foundation provides a number of such opportunities for undergraduate students. The Koch Internship Program places students in internships with a number of think tanks in Washington D.C., and around the country. The Koch Associates Program offers full time career opportunities in public policy for recent graduates.

The Koch Fellowship Program in Public Policy is supported by the Koch Charitable Foundation, whose mission is "to Advance social progress and well being through the development, application, and dissemination of the Science of Liberty." The Koch Fellowship Program is directed by Dr. Greg Young (Political Science and International Affairs) and administered by the Program on International Affairs.

  • Competition for these $1000 research awards is open to ECON, PSCI, and IAFS majors.

  • Applications consisting of Research Proposals (one page) and unofficial transcripts are due December 9. Recipients will be notified by email early in January.

  • Research will be conducted during the spring 2012 semester under Dr. Greg Young's (PSCI) supervision.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for a Koch Fellowship, please draft a one page statement of the research project that you wish to pursue. The project should have a public policy component and give you the opportunity to do original research in analyzing the issue and recommending public policy. Please submit your proposal together with an unofficial transcript to International Affairs at University Club A5 or by email to iafs@colorado.edu. Eligibility is limited to IAFS, Economics, or Political Science majors with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Applications must be submitted by December 9, 2011.

The applications will be reviewed and candidates selected by Dr. Young and Professor Robert McNown, Director of the Program on International Affairs. Selections will be announced over the winter break. Questions about the program may be addressed to:
Dr. Greg Young: Gregory.Young@colorado.edu or Dr. Robert McNown: robert.mcnown@colorado.edu.

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