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 “I feel absolutely privileged and delighted by the stipend I was honored with. I want to thank each and every patron who put their trust in my studies and accomplishments. I pledge my word to stay true to my studies and to work hard to be worthy of this fellowship. In return, I hope to one day become a patron and provide to the next generation of promising students. Thank you,” 

Tereza Hofrichterová, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 Alumni Excellence Fellowship recipient

Support the CERGE-EI Student Fund

The Student Support Fund was established in 2019 for CERGE-EI's Master’s students (Master’s in Economics leading to a PhD in Economics, and Master’s in Economic Research) to raise funds for their stipends and fellowships. This support is vital for them to concentrate fully on their studies. It helps CERGE-EI study programs be more competitive with other top programs in attracting the best talents.

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The CERGE-EI Foundation and/or Nadace CERGE-EI are happy to provide formal confirmation of all donations in the event you would like to submit it to your local tax authority. The CERGE-EI Foundation is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization registered in New Jersey. Nadace CERGE-EI is a registered Czech foundation (in accordance with Civil Law no. 89/2012 Coll.).

Alumni Excellence Fellowships

Thanks to the generous support of CERGE-EI Alumni and the Boards of Nadace CERGE-EI, we awarded 5 alumni excellence fellowships from the Student Support Fund. The fellowships are meant for newly enrolled students who were ranked as the very best by the Admission Committee and remain among the top quarter of the first-year cohort based on their cumulative GPA ranking. It can also be awarded to second-year students who manage to pass the complete first-year general exams with a PhD pass and rank among the top three students of their study cohort.

Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2022/2023 and 2023/2024tereza roundTereza Hofrichterová

Tereza is a second year student in Master’s in Economics, working towards a PhD in Economics. She graduated from Charles University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Physics: "Even though I was very determined, my first weeks at CERGE-EI were very tough. So when I learned I was awarded an alumni excellence fellowship, it was a significant push for my self-confidence. I suddenly felt that the CERGE-EI community believed in me.”

Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2021/2022 grosman modifiedJiří Grosman

Jiří successfully finished his Master’s in Economic Research and is heading towards a career in the UK. 

Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2020/2021Maksim_Smirnov-modified.pngMaksim Smirnov

Maksim continues his PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI in the 4th eyar under the supervision of Stanislav Anatolyev: "My dissertation proposal is a theoretical project about instrumental variables regression under data clustering. We construct a novel estimator robust to many weak instruments and clustering, derive its asymptotic properties, and provide guidelines for inference. Our estimator is applicable in various empirically relevant contexts with dependent data and is superior to existing estimation and inference techniques used in these contexts. Also, as a part of my dissertation writing process, I visited CEMFI (Madrid) for a month-long research stay, presented my work there, and discussed it with distinguished scholars."

Alumni Excellence Fellowship for the academic year 2020/2021

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Martin Kosík

Martin is a 5th year PhD student, focusing on Development Economics: "My disseration proposal focuses mostly on development economics. My main project studies the optimal targeting of interventions to reduce crop residue burning (practice that is common in parts of south Asia and which have substantial negative health externalities). I received a lot of value feedback on this project during my research stay at Northwestern University."