Richard A. Lester Fellowship

Richard A. Lester Fellowship for Industrial Relations

The Richard A. Lester Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor Dr. Lester, who helped to establish Princeton as a leading center in the field of labor economics. This generous gift from the Lester family has assisted promising graduate students in their pursuit of research.

Headshot of Emily Battaglia wearing a multi-print summer dress

Current Awardee:

The Richard A. Lester *36 Fellowship for Industrial Relations for academic year 2020-21 is awarded to Emily Battaglia.


Past Awardees:

  • 2019-20 David Arnold
  • 2018-19 Simon Quach and David Cho
  • 2017-18 Jessica Brown
  • 2016-17 Daniel Herbst and Jakob Schlockermann
  • 2015-16 Felipe Goncalves
  • 2014-15 Pauline Leung
  • 2013-14 Inessa Liskovich
  • 2012-13 Neel Sukhatme
  • 2011-12 Nicholas P. Lawson
  • 2010-11 Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle
  • 2009-10 Zhuan Pei
  • 2008-09 Nathan Wozny
  • 2007-08 Ashley Miller