John V. Krutilla Research Stipend

RFF awards one research grant each academic year in honor of the late John V. Krutilla, a renowned environmental economist who served as a senior fellow at RFF for most of his career. The Krutilla research award was established with the generous support of the Krutilla family; Industrial Economics, Inc.; and a number of John’s colleagues, friends, and former students.

Awardees may be invited to present the results of their research activities at RFF in the year after the work is completed.

Read about the current and previous John V. Krutilla Research Stipend awardees.


This research stipend is open to young scholars who received their doctoral degrees after June 30, 2009. The focus of the award is on research related to environmental and natural resource economics. Special attention will be given to applications that seek to pursue research into one or more of the areas pioneered by John Krutilla.

The program is open to both US and non-US citizens, provided that the latter have proper work and residency documentation.


The John V. Krutilla Research Stipend is intended for one year.


One award for $5,500 will be made each year. It can be used for summer salary support, to pay for research assistance, or for any other legitimate research expenses. A committee of leading environmental economics scholars, chaired by V. Kerry Smith, will review all proposals.

Application Materials

Individuals interested in applying should submit the following materials through RFF’s online application system:

Candidates should also submit the following by email to with the name of the applicant in the subject field:

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by February 19, 2016. The award will be announced in April.