The program, launched in 1983, awarded 165 fellowships this year. Past winners have conducted research in areas such as:
• impediments to economic growth in developing countries
• market-based solutions to environmental policy
• the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
• the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policy, and economic performance.
Applicants for the 2010-2011 fellowship must be full-time students in a graduate program or juniors or seniors in an undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university. The application deadline is December 31, 2009. Go to www.theihs.org to learn more or to begin the online application process.