Tax Policy Research Fellowship Program


The Research Fellowship:

Through its Tax Policy Research Fellowship Program, the Tax Council Policy Institute funds tax policy research costs associated with scholarly and objective reports on taxation topics of national and global importance, with an emphasis on tax policy issues that have been under-reported in American media.  The aim of the Research Fellowship Program is to assist graduate students and professionals with an interest in the field of tax policy in conducting research, attending technical conferences, and publishing reports on tax policy.  This will in turn develop a new generation of tax policy specialists and augment the overall quality of tax policy research.


Research fellowships are distributed on a competitive basis.  The amount of the research fellowship varies depending on project needs.  Individual research fellowships depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning.  Most research fellowship awards fall in the range of from $500 to $1,500, but, depending on project specifics, may be a greater amount.  Specific fellowship terms are negotiated during the application process.


The Tax Council Policy Institute endeavors to encourage new ideas in the field of tax policy and support students and young professional with an interest in tax policy.  Hence, the Tax Council Policy Institute Research Fellowships are open to all graduate students seeking an advanced degree in accounting, finance, or economics, a J.D., or an LL.M in taxation.  Proposed projects must include a credible research plan for successful completion of the research project and each fellow must demonstrate an educational or professional background related to the subject of the research topic.  The Tax Council Policy Institute reserves the right to publish the research reports of the fellows.  U.S. citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.  However, the topics of research must relate to issues affecting tax policy in the United States.

Research Partnerships:

The Tax Council Policy Institute encourages applicants to create partnerships with other institutions such as universities, government offices, and private business to develop and aid in funding for the research studies conducted by the research fellows.  Applicants that have secured other support for their research will have an advantage over those applicants seeking 100 percent of the funds for their research project from the Tax Council Policy Institute.

Application Deadline:

Applications for the research fellowship are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year with the possibility that multiple fellows will be funded during one year.


For additional information or to apply contact lwalker@tcpi.org.


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