Research and Fellowship Support
Each year the Lincoln Institute sponsors a wide variety of research projects that are generally organized around a set of land policy topics. This research furthers the exploration of land and tax policy issues and expands the Institute's commitment to cutting-edge land and tax policy research. For a list of on-going research projects at the Institute, click the link below.
The Lincoln Institute offers three types of fellowship programs: Visiting Fellowships, Research Fellowships, and Graduate Student Fellowships. These support scholars, practitioners, and graduate students whose work contributes to our knowledge of land and tax policy and develops ideas to guide policy makers throughout the world.
Each year the Lincoln Institute sponsors a small number of visiting fellows who have special expertise in land and tax policy issues of interest to the Institute. These scholars are invited to undertake research and participate in the Institute's education programs.
Kingsbury Browne Fellowship
The Lincoln Institute established the Kingsbury Browne Fellowship in association with the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award in 2006. That award honors the late Kingsbury Browne, a Lincoln Fellow in 1980, whose work led to the creation of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Now a national organization of about 1,800 land trust members, LTA trains thousands of conservation leaders, encourages the passage of legislation on land conservation, and develops standards and practices to professionalize and safeguard work on land trusts. This annual fellowship program is administered by the Lincoln Institute's Department of Planning and Urban Form.
The Loeb Fellowship was established in 1970 through the generosity of the late John L. Loeb, Harvard College '24. Based at the Graduate School of Design, the program offers ten annual post-professional awards for independent study at Harvard University. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to nurture the leadership potential of the most promising men and women in design and other professions related to the built and natural environment. Each year one fellow is selected to be the Lincoln/Loeb Fellow and to work with the Lincoln Institute's Department of Planning and Urban Form.
David C. Lincoln Fellowships in Land Value Taxation
The David C. Lincoln Fellowships in Land Value Taxation (LVT) were established in 1999 to develop academic and professional interest in this topic through support for major research projects. The fellowship program honors David C. Lincoln, founding chairman of the Lincoln Institute, and his long-standing interest in LVT. The program encourages scholars and practitioners to undertake new work in this field, either in the basic theory of LVT or its applications as a component of contemporary fiscal systems in countries throughout the world. The application deadline for the David C. Lincoln Fellowships is September 15, 2015.
David C. Lincoln Fellowship Application Guidelines, 2015-2016
David C. Lincoln Fellows, 2014-2015
Planning and Urban Form Research Fellowship (not currently offered)
The Lincoln Institute's Department of Planning and Urban Form has supported research fellowships to develop academic and professional interest in the relationship between the form of the built environment and the mosaic of open spaces across the landscape. Most recently, the department has solicited research proposals on urban environmental risk exacerbated by climate change in conjunction with the program on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Planning and Urban Form Fellows, 2012-2014
China Program Fellowships 中国年度研究基金
The China Program offers two types of research fellowships to qualified scholars to enhance their capacity in land and tax policy fields that address the Institute's primary interest areas in China. Priority topics include urban economics, land use and policy, urban and rural planning, local public finance, and property taxation. The proposal deadline for the China Program International Fellowship is October 31, 2015.
China Program International Fellowship RFP
China Program International Fellows, Current and Past
Peking University - Lincoln Institute Center Fellows, Current and Past
Fellowships in African Property Tax Research (not currently offered)
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the African Tax Institute have been engaged in a comprehensive property tax research project on the African continent. Recent research fellowships have focused on Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan.
Lincoln Institute Scholars Program
The Department of Valuation and Taxation hosts a program for junior scholars in which recent Ph.Ds. specializing in public finance or urban economics have an opportunity to work with senior economists. The application deadline is March 18, 2016. Please send applications and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines for this program are available below.
Lincoln Institute Scholar Application Guidelines, 2016
C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Lincoln Institute's C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute's interests in land and tax policy. The program provides an important link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. Dissertation fellowship applications are due February 1, 2016 (6:00 PM EST). The awards will be announced by April 30, 2016. Guidelines for this fellowship program, named for the Columbia University economist and longtime member of the Lincoln Institute board, are available below.
C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Application Guidelines, 2016-2017
C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellows, Current and Past
Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
The Program on Latin America and the Caribbean offers thesis support to students in doctoral and masters programs in Latin American universities. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Latin America Program Graduate Student Fellowship Support Application Guidelines, 2014-2015
Latin America Program Doctoral and Graduate Student Fellows, 2014-2015
China Annual Dissertation/Thesis Fellowship 中国年度研究生奖学金
Through the newly established Lincoln Institute - Peking University Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, the Institute's China Program awards dissertation and master's thesis fellowships to graduate students attending universities in Asia and researching land and tax policy in the People's Republic of China. Fellows participate in a workshop in China to present their proposals and receive comments from an international expert panel.
China Program Doctoral and Graduate Student Fellows, Current and Past