Graduate Summer Fellows Program

2018 Graduate Summer Fellows

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The Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Program is a program for graduate students from across Boston University. It provides outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

2017 Graduate Summer Fellows

The Pardee Center conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant and future-oriented research that can contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition.

The Center facilitates interdisciplinary research and is especially interested in rigorous analysis relating to longer-range human development, using global and regional (multi-national) analysis. The Pardee Center is interested in research that is development oriented, future focused and policy relevant. For more information about Pardee research, click here.

2016 Graduate Summer Fellows

The program is a 10-week fellowship in the summer that includes a financial stipend, structured interaction with Pardee Center faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. Summer Fellows occupy workspace provided at the Pardee House for the duration of the fellowship while they conduct independent research, and produce a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. Fellows participate in Pardee Center activities and special Summer Fellows’ events.

The Summer Fellowships are open to all Boston University graduate students. Doctoral students, including ABDs, are especially encouraged to apply.

2015 Graduate Summer Fellows

Research proposals that link positively to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable. A call for applications is announced in late January or early February for that summer’s fellowships.

For further information on the Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows program, please email

A list of the previous Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows and their research can be viewed by year: 20172016, 2015, 201420132012201120102009, and 2008.

Related News:

October 3, 2017: New Paper: “Governance Issues in China’s Food Sufficiency vs. Virtual Water Debate”

August 7, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Session Comes to an End

August 2, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Prof. Pallab Mozumder

July 27, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Suchi Gopal

July 26, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet With The Conversation‘s Environment Editor

July 19, 2017: Summer Fellows Participate in Game Session with Visiting Fellow Pablo Suarez

July 17, 2017: Faculty Associate Henrik Selin Meets with Graduate Summer Fellows

July 7, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Associate Madhu Dutta-Koehler

July 5, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Give Midpoint Presentations

June 23, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Joseph Harris

June 23, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Joseph Harris

June 14, 2017: Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Kevin Gallagher

May 31, 2017: Summer Fellows Participate in Writing and Communication Workshop

May 30, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Arrive at the Pardee Center

April 28, 2017: Pardee Center Announces 2017 Graduate Summer Fellows

April 24, 2017: Former Summer Fellow Radost Stanimirova Receives IIASA Fellowship

March 31, 2017: Former Summer Fellow Joshua Duclos Interviewed on Morality of Hunting on NPR

February 3, 2017: New Paper: “Diffusion of Microfinance in Development: The Role of U.S. Philanthropic Foundations” by Former Summer Fellow Emily Bryant

January 19, 2017: Former Summer Fellow Chukwuemeka Umeh Publishes Paper on Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 5, 2017: Former Summer Fellow Joshua Duclos Authors Article on Morality of Hunting

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