Education & Training: Fellowships

George Katona Economic Behavior Research Award Fund

The George Katona Research Award Fund in Economic Behavior was established to support emerging scholars who are interested in how economic expectations shape consumer behavior and the macroeconomy.

The Katona Fund provides small research awards to emerging scholars in the social sciences conducting empirically grounded economic research in the tradition of George Katona. Priority will be given to research using the Surveys of Consumers database or similar data from the more than 60 other countries that conduct consumer surveys and to work on the development and application of expectational measures. The award is designed to jump start the dissertation process by providing flexible support early in candidacy. Learn more about the SCA at

The Katona Award will connect emerging scholars with the Institute for Social Research and the Survey Research Center’s deep and rich history in the study of economic and social behavior.

For more information, as well as application procedures and deadlines, please visit the George Katona Economic Behavior Research Award Fund webpage.