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Call for Proposals: OECD Future of Work Fellowship scheme 2018-2019

Deadline: 14 September 2018.


The OECD Future of Work Fellowship Scheme aims to promote new and innovative (post-)doctoral research in the fields of economics, statistics, sociology and other related social sciences which provide better evidence to help policy makers across OECD countries respond to labour issues.

The fellows' work focuses on i) megatrends that are affecting labour markets and the impact that these trends have on job quantity and quality, as well as more broadly on inequality, productivity and growth; and ii) link those impacts to challenges for government in the area of social protection, skills, active labour market programs and regulation. Their work is essential in exploring innovative policy tools that can help governments address these challenges head on.

Any PhD student and postdoctoral researcher currently enrolled at university may apply, regardless of the year they are in. There are no restrictions with regards to nationality, or the location of the institution to which you are affiliated. All research should be written in one of the OECD’s official languages (either English or French). Fellows maintain their affiliation whilst they are completing their Fellowship and are not expected to spend any time at the OECD in Paris (except for when they come to present their work).

Each Fellow will be awarded a bursary of EUR 5,000 to support their research for a maximum period of 12 months (non-renewable). In addition, the OECD will finance the cost of one economy return ticket to Paris (as well as any accommodation costs) for the Fellows to come and present their work at the OECD (or to an alternative location should the OECD Secretariat decide so).

Besides financial support, the Fellowship will offer PhD students and postdocs an opportunity to give their research high visibility and to maximise its impact. Fellows will be encouraged to publish their research as an OECD working paper, and they will also be invited to present their work at an internal OECD seminar in Paris (or at another suitable event, whether in Paris or elsewhere, to be decided by the OECD Secretariat).

In addition, Fellows will be given the option to work together with an OECD mentor – an experienced analyst – who will accompany the research, providing feedback and advice throughout the project. The role of mentors will be limited to the research project itself, and how to get the output of it published as an OECD working paper. 

Following the programme, Fellows will be invited to join an alumni network which will offer opportunities for maintaining relationships with both new and existing fellows, as well as possibilities for collaboration on future research projects. It is important to note that the programme is not a means of recruitment to the OECD.

The OECD now accepts applications for the Future of Work Fellowship Scheme 2018/19. Proposals should be sent to the OECD at

Deadline: 14 September 2018, midnight Paris time (17:00 Colombian time)

[Boletín SIUN 402, 9 de agosto de 2018]

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