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Fellowship / internship

Ronald I. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship

Multi-quarter part-time
Human Rights

The Stanford King Center on Global Development is pleased to offer undergraduate and graduate students, who will be writing a thesis or dissertation, the opportunity to apply for the Ronald I. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship honors Stanford Professor McKinnon’s memory by funding outstanding undergraduate and graduate research projects in the areas of international economics, international finance, and economic development.

A leading thinker in the field of international economics, Professor Ronald McKinnon was one of the first academics to analyze "financial repression" as a substantial barrier to successful economic development. He is remembered as an "intellectual giant" throughout the Stanford and economics community.


The fellowship suports undergraduate and graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation on economic development and international economics.

Undergraduate and graduate research projects must be in the areas of international economics, international finance, and economic development.

Stanford undergraduates must be declared in economics and must be writing an honors thesis in international economics, international finance, or economic development.

The undergraduate student proposals should show a clear path to an honors thesis, which must be under faculty mentorship and successfully completed by the end of senior year.

Econ 198 (Junior Honors Seminar) must be successfully completed by undergraduates during spring quarter of junior year.



Open To

Graduate Students

Offered By

King Center on Global Development
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