Litmus Public Finance Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2022

The Litmus Program at the NYU Marron Institute invites applications for the Public Finance Fellowship for the Spring 2022 semester.

The Litmus Public Finance Fellow

NYU graduate students (MS or PhD) are welcome to apply for this paid position. The Public Finance Fellow will help identify, assess, and make recommendations to improve how 3–5 selected cities use federal, state, and local public safety funds to support gun violence reduction and victim-services programs and strategies. This research, which supports a larger project dedicated to helping government and community-based leaders leverage federal funds to reduce violence and promote victim recovery, will include:

  • Identifying the annual amounts that the target cities typically receive through a select number of federal appropriations or federal and state grant-making programs;
  • Researching how these federal funds have historically been used in these cities; and
  • Helping identify how these funds could leverage other federal, state, or local resources to implement evidence-informed programs and strategies.

Ideally, this fellow will have experience working with government-agency budgets or a deep curiosity as to how government budget-making and bureaucratic practices influence public policy.

The Public Finance Fellow will work alongside NYU faculty and research scholars and will contribute to policy-focused research.

About the Public Finance Fellowship. The fellow will work as a member of a research team led by the NYU Marron Institute and including collaborators at other institutions. The team engages with government agencies and non-profit organizations to use analysis for insights, knowledge, and opportunities for action.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • CV
  • A cover letter (no more than 1 page) summarizing your experience and training related to the above requirements, together with a statement of how the Fellowship would further your career goals.

Application materials should be emailed to no later than March 31, 2021. Research-assistant fellowships are for the Spring 2022 semester, with extension possible for the Summer 2022 semester and beyond.

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