Interesting Fellowship

From PERC, a group focused on free-market environmentalism

The Julian Simon Fellowship has an open application process, so applications are always welcome. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received.

The Julian Simon Fellowship is one of the nation's most prestigious opportunities for scholars to develop policy-oriented research on natural resource and environmental conservation. The in-residence fellowship is intended to continue the legacy of the late Julian Simon, whose research led to a massive re-evaluation by scholars and policy makers of their views on the interplay between population, natural resources, and the environment.

The ideal candidate for this fellowship is someone like Julian; an excellent scholar with a focus on empirical work and an imaginative research agenda that emphasizes natural resource and environmental issues.

Each Julian Simon Fellow is expected to spend at least two months in residence at PERC developing a paper of publishable quality, one that has significant policy implications. During their stay at PERC, Julian Simon Fellows are expected to present a seminar on their work.

Each Julian Simon Fellow will receive an honorarium of $20,000 plus office space, office support, and a congenial, stimulating work environment. Fellows will be responsible for their accommodations in Bozeman, but PERC is happy to assist with arrangements.


  1. Bearster:

    "Environmental issues" are one of the means of attacking civilization and ultimately Man. Why or how this could be done in the guise of "free markets" is beyond me.

  2. Craig:

    I participated in PERC's student program one summer. It is a great organization. Bearster, they are legit. They believe in tackling environmental issues via incentives and the market, rather than regulation. For example, water shortages can be addressed by having government force people only to water the grass on certain days (stupid) or by giving people monetary incentives to reduce water use (e.g. water transfers, pay-per-gallon water bills).

  3. David Zetland:

    I was a JS Fellow least year. Yes, there are many interesting people @ PERC. It's a pity that I only had a month. (Oh, and PERC is midway between Glacier NP and Yellowstone NP.)

  4. David Zetland:

    *"last year" <== obviously they did not take me for my spelling!

  5. DrTorch:

    Bozeman's a nice place. Great Alpine views. I was there in late spring though, wouldn't want to be there in mid-winter.

  6. BCM:

    PERC is a great organization. I had an awesome prof. who is a senior fellow there. Figures that there would be a few commenter /readers of this blog who have spent some time there.