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The Tobin Project seeks writers who excel at digesting scholarly work, synthesizing seemingly disparate threads, and clearly and creatively conveying complex academic concepts and ambitious intellectual goals in crisp and accessible language. Writers will work with Tobin staff to develop important outward-facing documents, including research initiative pitch documents, academic working papers, and event materials.

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Participants in the 2015 Graduate Student Fellowship and Workshop discuss their research.

The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for two programs: the Graduate Fellowship and Workshop and the Prospectus Development Workshop.

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The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as Research Analysts. Research Analysts will work with leading scholars and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research aimed at solving important problems facing society. Projects will be related to our core initiatives on Government & Markets, Institutions of Democracy, Economic Inequality, and National Security.

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The Tobin Project seeks an exceptional individual to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team as a Research Analyst focusing on our Inequality and Decision Making Initiative. The Research Analyst will work with leading behavioral social scientists and Tobin Project leadership to conceptualize, generate, and strengthen new research on the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

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The Tobin Project is accepting applications to present innovative, early-stage research at a conference exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making. Successful applicants will present the results of their pilot studies and test their research designs with leading scholars at an invitation-only, interdisciplinary conference, to be held August 4-5, 2016 in greater Boston. Authors of winning submissions will have the opportunity to apply for funding to support their pilot research.

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On May 29-31, the Tobin Project held its inaugural Prospectus Development Workshop. Seven graduate students embarking on innovative research in the social sciences joined Tobin staff and alumni of Tobin’s Graduate Student Forum for a weekend of discussion and critique of the participants’ dissertation prospectuses.

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The Tobin Project seeks outstanding applicants eager to join our team and work toward our mission of catalyzing cutting-edge social science research on the nation’s most important unanswered questions. We are looking for professionals or recent graduates with exceptional creative thinking, project management, and writing skills for a variety of full-time roles, and we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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The Tobin Project has selected its 2015-16 Graduate Student Fellows and the participants for the first Prospectus Development Workshop. We welcomed the GSF participants to the Tobin Project with a reception in early May, and we look forward to meeting the Prospectus Development Workshop participants when the weekend-long event convenes later this month.

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The Cornell University Global Finance Initiative (GFI) and Meridian 180 are seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary graduate student forum on “The Changing Politics of Central Banking,” funded in part by the Tobin Project. The program will run from May 2015 through April 2016. Applications are due on Thursday, May 7, 2015. More information from GFI and Meridian 180 follows, and further information is available at the link below.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for two programs: the Graduate Student Forum and Fellowship and the new Prospectus Development Workshop.

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