Graduate Affiliates

Buffett has nearly 200 graduate affiliates, who are encouraged to attend events, submit working papers, and apply for graduate student grants.

Graduate offerings

Many of our programs and working groups are open to grad student attendance and contributions. Visit the Programs & Groups page for more information.

In addition, Buffett offers grants for graduate students

Become an affiliate


Any Northwestern graduate student with international and comparative research interests relating to or with implications for contemporary political, economic, or social issues is welcome to become an affiliate. Please note that at this time, only current Northwestern graduate students are eligible to become affiliates.

Application process

Complete the online graduate student affiliate application form.