Programmatic Support for Economics Faculty Research
SFS-Qatar provides extensive support for research by its economics faculty. In particular, we offer:
- Mentoring program for younger scholars. We invite leading scholars to come to Doha for week-long visits to interact with our colleagues on their research and to give professional research seminars. In some cases the interactions may be arranged at our Economics Department in Washington, DC.
- Senior Research Scholar Program. This program makes more extensive interaction possible between senior scholars and faculty at SFS-Q. The senior scholars may visit Doha for somewhat longer periods and commit to more intensive interactions with SFS-Q economics faculty. The senior research scholars may choose to offer intensive post-doctoral research workshops (“summer schools”) in various fields
- Post-Doctoral Research Workshops. SFS-Qatar will host post-doctoral research workshops in fields of interest to the incumbent economics faculty. The workshops will be led by senior scholars and will be offered to 15 – 18 participants. Workshops may take place in Doha and/or in Washington, DC, where interactions with main campus economics faculty, the World Bank, the IMF, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, etc., may be arranged according to the workshop topic. Participants’ travel and expenses will be fully-funded.
- The Economics Department at Georgetown University in Washington DC is home to a number of leading scholars. We actively cultivate relationships between colleagues in the Economics Department and SFS-Q and provide opportunities for Doha-based faculty to visit the Economics Department through our Dean’s Initiative.
- Junior faculty can expect at least one research semester during their first few years at SFS-Q, with encouragement to spend the semester wherever research can be best supported. One young colleague won a prestigious fellowship to spend 2012 – 2013 at Princeton University working full-time on research.