Every year, Kellogg offers a limited number of Research Fellow opportunities. These are full-time staff positions that last either 1 or 2 years during which the Fellows gain exposure to current academic research at Kellogg as well as hands-on experience assisting those projects. These are excellent opportunities for anyone who is considering applying to a PhD in a discipline related to business research.
The Fellows who are currently on staff have access to many resources for their professional and academic development. We organize panel discussions on topics such as PhD Admissions and PhD Life specifically for our pre-doctoral audience. We also offer training and advice on advanced computational techniques from the professional experts in our Research Support team. Research Fellows are encouraged to network with Kellogg's PhD students, join reading groups, and of course to take advantage of the rich array of research seminars and guest speakers that take place at Kellogg and Northwestern.
Kellogg is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We invest in programs, partnerships, initiatives, and events that unleash the transformative power of diversity and inclusion in the Kellogg community. Thus, we encourage people from underrepresented groups and non-dominant backgrounds to apply their unique contributions to our fellowship program. We are a proud member of the Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) consortium.
There are no more information sessions scheduled for this application cycle.
Specialist degree in Information Security, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
MA Economics, New Economic School
While at the New Economic School, Vladimir worked as a research assistant at the department of Finance and Mathematical Methods in Economics. He comes to the fellowship after nearly a year of working in the banking industry.
He intends to earn a PhD in Finance focusing on asset pricing, trading, market microstructure, and risk modeling.
While at Denison, he had the opportunity to work on a variety of data-driven projects across several disciplines including economics and statistics. Prior to joining Kellogg, Sam worked on analytics teams in the insurance and reinsurance industry.
He intends to earn a PhD in Operations Management and use empirical methods to analyze operations in field settings.
While at UC Berkeley, Noah worked on randomized control trials in Kenya to understand how information asymmetry affects market outcomes. He also wrote his senior thesis on the risk taking channel of monetary policy.
He intends to apply to graduate programs in economics, where he will focus on monetary policy and household finance.
BA Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
MSc, University of Edinburgh,
MS, Northwestern University
Amber has several years of research experience and has served as a teaching assistant for several courses.
Looking ahead, she will continue her research on social cognition, status, group emotions, and intergroup dynamics.
While at UNC, Alton worked on projects at Duke University investigating how personal relationships affect consumer behavior.
He intends to earn a PhD in Marketing focusing on consumer behavior, prosocial behavior, and digital media.
While at McGill, James worked on a variety of projects pertaining to international trade, natural resource economics, econometrics, and family economics. His senior thesis studied network bank connectedness in the United States under the Dodd-Frank Act.
He intends to earn a PhD in Economics focusing on network economics, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.
While at Princeton University, Samantha researched health interventions for minority amputees, the utility of technology in assessing interpersonal communication, and trends of idealization in close friendships. Her senior thesis addressed the implications of implicit hippocampal memory on radiologic observations, parts of which were published in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
She intends to earn a PhD in Organizational Behavior with a focus on racial, gender, and economic inequalities.
During his time at UW-Madison, Stephen had the opportunity to work with conservationists from around the world and assisted in teaching them how to combat environmental issues with market-based principles.
He intends to build upon this work by earning a PhD in Economics with a focus on development and environmental economics.
During her time at Penn, Zoe worked in a few different psychology labs before she spent her final year as a research assistant at the Wharton School working on research in Organizational Behavior. She also completed her Senior Honors Thesis on the topic of behavioral game theory.
She intends to earn a PhD in Organizational Behavior focusing on adversity, inequality, and behavior change in the workplace.
While at Bard, Tong worked on research projects investigating social cognition and gender disparity in STEM. She completed her thesis on the implicit association between mind-body dualism and gender stereotypes. Her current research interests focus on human-technology relations and how to mitigate digital addiction.
She intends to earn a PhD in Behavioral Science and study factors that shape people’s attitudes toward technology.