Lincoln Institute of Land Policy awards fellowship to Seth Payton

May 11, 2006

Seth Payton, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, has been awarded a dissertation fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Payton is a doctoral student at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The Lincoln Institute offers annual dissertation fellowships that provide financial support to students of land policy at different stages of their academic careers. As recipients of a Lincoln Institute fellowship, students contribute to the tax and land policy knowledge base and develop ideas that guide policymakers throughout the world.

The fellowship program provides an important link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. students completing their dissertations whose research focuses on some aspects of land and tax policy. Dissertation fellowship awards are generally $10,000 each, and competition for the awards is national.

Payton has been a research analyst at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment since 1999.