Calling All PhD Students: Do a Replication. Get Paid.

J-PAL has been awarded a three-year grant to promote Research Transparency and Reproducibility. One primary component of this grant is to facilitate the reproducibility of 36 studies through pre-publication reanalyses, a new attempt to conduct code replications of research before it gets published.  
The Fall 2017 round of applications for J-PAL’s Research Transparency Graduate Student Fellows will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, June 30, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for graduate students who are excited about research transparency and development economics and are seeking additional funding. 
The fellowship program offers financial support (tuition assistance of up to $12,000 and a stipend of $13,000) for one semester (approximately 4.5 months) for current PhD students. While preference will be given to students from economics programs, graduate students from other disciplines with strong quantitative and programming skills (STATA, R etc.) are very welcome to apply.
During the fellowship, students will work with J-PAL’s affiliated professors from dozens of universities around the world, re-analyzing RCTs from scratch (starting with the creation of the data set from “raw survey” data, up to production of the final econometric analysis included in the working papers). 
You can find this fellowship announcement on J-PAL’s website. If you have questions, please contact James Turitto at jturitto@povertyactionlab.org.

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