The Missouri Council for a Better Economy (MCBE) has partnered with CISL to sponsor a new fellowship program for students. During the fall semester of 2013, the MCBE will hire 10-12 students to research issues related to the city/county merger. CISL's new Policy Project will help coordinate the program, part of a new Center initiative aimed at policy issues relevant to the city of St. Louis. Over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year, the Policy Project will work with students, faculty, and local stake-holders to raise awareness on a variety of local policy questions. In February, the Project will co-sponsor a symposium on the city/county merger with the St. Louis University School of Law's Public Law Review.