Hello everyone, 

The Global Priorities Institute (GPI) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 Economics PhD Application Mentoring Program. This mentoring is intended for people in the EA community (or sympathetic to EA) who plan to apply to economics PhD programs in the upcoming application cycle (for PhDs starting in ~September 2023). 

Last year GPI ran the first round of this program, and participants found that mentoring provided useful insight into the application process and expanded their EA economics network. We hope that this program may also provide support to EA-aligned applicants during the stressful PhD application process.

All applicants to this program will receive PhD application advice materials, and a subset of applicants will receive one-on-one mentoring with a past or current PhD student. If you would like to receive this advice material without applying to the mentoring program you can indicate this in the application form linked below. The mentoring program will involve:

  • a call with their assigned mentors in October/November to discuss where to apply and how to prepare,
  • one set of comments on their application drafts, and
  • a call around April to help with any decisions.

In selecting applicants to receive mentoring, consideration will be given to that applicant’s existing opportunities for advice and mentorship. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. 

Individuals considering applying for just predoctoral programs in economics will not be considered for one-on-one mentoring, however we suspect these individuals may find the advice material helpful and encourage these individuals to request these materials via the application form. 

If you’re interested, please fill out this short questionnaire by 12:00 AM (GMT+1) 18 September. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to gpr.mentoring@gmail.com.

Please pass this info on to anyone who might benefit from this!


 

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FYI: I think there is a typo in your email. It should be gpr.meNtoring@gmail.com

thank you! This is now fixed.

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