The Joint Center for Housing Studies is offering a fellowship award for the academic year 2000-01 for doctoral candidates who are engaged in writing a dissertation on a housing-related topic consistent with the Centers research agenda. The award will provide a stipend of $10,000. Acceptance of the award comes with the understanding that the Joint Center for Housing Studies will have the option of publishing a portion of the paper as a Joint Center Working Paper or in the annual State of the Nations Housing Report.
The fellowship is named in honor of John R. Meyer, professor of capital formation and economic growth emeritus, of the Kennedy School of Government. Meyer is a leading expert in urban economics and his work has been related to the Centers activities for many years. He served as interim director from 1996 to 1998, and currently chairs the Joint Centers faculty committee.
The research agenda of the Joint Center includes the study of housing affordability issues, demand for housing and housing production, housing finance, and housing policy issues. Each year the Center produces a report on The State of the Nations Housing, which provides a periodic assessment of the nations housing outlook and continues to earn national recognition as an authoritative source used by housing researchers, industry analysts, and policy makers.
Possible research areas include (but are not limited to): demographic influences on housing choices, econometric analysis of housing markets, urban homeownership, the evolving role of housing finance, and impacts of government regulation and taxation.
Applications for this award are due by April 14. The decision will be announced by May 15. Applications should be sent to Pamela Baldwin, Deputy Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.