About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible. This grant is for professionals in the fields of statistics, mathematics, economics, survey methodology, behavioral science, and other related fields. 

 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Interest applicants should submit a detailed research proposal that includes, a project title, an abstract, a proposed project term, information and references on the research topic, statement of completed works, benefits of work at BLS, and resource requirements.

  • Academic transcripts, a resume, and three references should also be submitted.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The award amount covers the salary, fringe benefits, housing, travel, and research support.


Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for January 2


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should have an established research record in their field.

  • They must be employed by a U.S. institution of higher learning or a non-profit institution 

  • Applicants do not need to be U.S. citizens.

  • Fellows must pass all the requirements for a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check and provide adequate forms of identity documentation.

  • Must be a professional in the fields of statistics, mathematics, economics, survey methodology, behavioral science, and other related fields.

  • Must be pursuing post-doctoral research.


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