The Fidelity Fellowship in Equity Compensation Research

The Fidelity Fellowship in Equity Compensation Research, funded by Fidelity Investments Inc., was developed as a research fellowship to encourage fundamental research by early-career scholars of broad-based equity compensation in the corporation in the United States.  Scholars conduct empirical studies of stock options, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, restricted stock units, restricted stock plans, performance shares, and other methods used by corporations in order to share ownership and capital income widely with groups of employees. 

The fellowship will be awarded to doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates, pre-tenure professors and post-tenure scholars affiliated with U.S. institutions in economics, finance, human resource management/employee relations, psychology, political science, public policy, sociology, and related disciplines.  The fellowship brings outstanding scholars into contact with a group of junior and senior researchers working in related areas who support each other’s work in an annual winter workshop and summer symposium.  Prospective fellows may also receive assistance in identifying national datasets and possible companies or multinational corporations relevant to their proposed empirical work.  Both quantitative and qualitative examinations are encouraged.  Past recipients of fellowships are eligible to apply.  The research stipend is in the amount of $25,000. 

Fidelity Investments is a provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

The Fidelity Fellowship in Equity Compensation Research was announced in the Money and Investing section of The Wall Street Journal on June 12th and June 19th, 2012 (click image below to enlarge). You can also read the new release on Fidelity's sponsorship of this fellowship, as highlighted in the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch on July 30, 2012The Fidelity Fellowship will be offered for the 2014-2015 academic year. The deadline for applying is December 31, 2013.

For questions, please send an email to fellowship_program@smlr.rutgers.edu