CGM Announces Agora PhD Fellowship

The University of Pittsburgh’s new Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) has as a goal “to understand the diverse institutions and governance arrangements that affect social order and human well-being in the United States and around the world.”  CGM has allocated funding to support a limited number of PhD candidates from the University of Pittsburgh whose research aligns with this goal. We are now seeking candidates for these PhD research fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The ancient Greek word for public spaces is agora - a place for assembly. The Agora Fellowship provides one year of funding to PhD students at the University of Pittsburgh interested in governance of the public sphere - including governments, markets, and the “third sector” that lies between market and government and includes nonprofit and nongovernment organizations. Its scope is broad, including governance of local assemblies, rules governing political institutions, market institutions, self-governance and the voluntary sector, and the role of technology in enabling the expansion of public spaces.

Fellows will participate in the Policy and Political Economy (PPE) Workshop of the Center for Governance and Markets and will have opportunities to present their work at the PPE workshop, as well as opportunities to participate in the Center’s many initiatives.  Fellowship covers tuition and provides a stipend.

To apply: please submit a brief statement of your research goals and research history along with a current transcript to Only those that have achieved dissertation status at the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to apply.

Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 epidemic, we are waiving letters of recommendations for this year’s application cycle.