An Invitation to the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences

The Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship is an annual award supporting an interdisciplinary social science project by an advanced graduate student at one of the member institutions of the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences. One fellowship of $7,500 will be offered annually to a doctoral candidate pursuing original and interdisciplinary research in economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and/or history.

Charles E. Lindblom (1917-2018), author of many influential works, including Politics and Markets, was Sterling Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University. He taught at Yale from 1949 to 1987, helping to found the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and serving as its director from 1974 to 1980. The Lindblom Memorial Fellowship is offered to honor his name and legacy and to recognize the deep and lasting impact he had on the scholars with whom he worked. The fellowship is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. T.Y. Shen, a former SSRC fellow.

2022 Competition: Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Inequality

Applications to the 2022 Lindblom Memorial Fellowship must propose projects that evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to reduce some form of inequality around the globe, including interventions by public, nonprofit, and private organizations. Projects are expected to result in the completion of an article-length paper within one year of the award. The successful applicant’s project will be featured in a brief essay contributed to the SSRC’s digital forum Items: Insights from the Social Sciences.

The Lindblom Memorial Fellowship application consists of a proposal describing the project (maximum 3 pages) and a CV. Applicants should clearly identify the intervention central to the research project and describe how they will explore its impact on inequality.


The Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship is open exclusively to PhD candidates affiliated with the member institutions of the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences. Applicants must have completed all requirements and examinations for the PhD other than the dissertation by the time of application.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Please visit apply.ssrc.org to access the application portal.


Please review the FAQ page for more details. For further questions, contact us at cuf@ssrc.org.