Strata is a public policy research center based in Logan, Utah. Working with Utah State University, Strata focuses on energy, environment and public lands policy and is seeking graduate students and scholars interested in examining these issues from a free-market perspective.

Ph.D. Fellowship Program

Ph.D. Fellowship Program

We provide financial support to five Ph.D. fellows per year at institutions across the country who have research interests in the area of energy and environment. This year’s fellows are working towards degrees in economics, natural resources, and public policy at institutions including West Virginia University, Texas A&M, George Mason University, and Utah State University.

Fellows receive financial support for their studies and research and attend Strata symposia in Logan, Utah where they network with visiting scholars with mutual research interests. Fellows also collaborate on research projects that focus on energy and environmental policy.

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Master's Fellowship Program

Master's Fellowship Program

Master’s fellows attend Strata symposia in Logan, Utah where they network with Strata Ph.D. fellows and visiting scholars. Fellows also collaborate on research projects that focus on energy and environmental policy. We are still accepting applications for the next Master’s of Science in Economics (MSE) cohort that will begin in the Fall of 2017 .

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Research Funding for Specific Projects

Research Funding for Specific Projects

Strata provides project-specific funding for scholars working on research projects related to energy and environmental policy. We are currently looking for scholars to
undertake work on the following issues:

  • Evaluating Net Metering and Residential Solar Programs
  • The Economic Impact of Offshore Wind Expansion
  • Energy Poverty
  • Global Climate Action and Developing Nations
  • Rare Earth Minerals and Energy Production
  • Trends in Energy and Health

This list of research focus areas is not exclusive. If you have ideas for research projects in the area of energy and environmental policy, we would love to hear from you. Eligible projects receive funding, student research support, conference presentation opportunities, and other promotional assistance.

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Summer Visiting Scholars

Summer Visiting Scholars

Strata invites a limited number of scholars and Ph.D. students to conduct research in-house at Strata for several months each summer. Fellows conduct research on energy and environmental issues, help mentor Strata’s undergraduate researchers, and get to enjoy the beautiful mountains of Logan, Utah.

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Strata Fellows Program

Strata Fellows Program

Strata is developing a new academic commentary website that will house a broad cross section of topics relating to energy and environmental policy. We are now in the process of identifying Strata fellows to write short expert commentary pieces on emerging issues in energy and environmental policy within their own fields of expertise to be published on the Strata blog. We expect that fellows will come from many fields including: Economics, Biology, Ecology, Finance, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Science and Engineering, and more. Let us know if you are interested.

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