CSWEP: Calls and Announcements


CSWEP Call for Papers, Sessions and Professional Development Panels
2014 Southern Economic Association Meeting

November 22–24, 2014, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Deadline: April 1, 2014

Individual papers or entire sessions or professional development panel submissions in gender or any area of economics are welcome. Abstracts should be approximately one page in length and include paper title, names of authors, affiliation and rank, and e-mail contact information as well as mailing address.  For submission of development panels, please identify the organizing chair and include full contact and affiliation information for each panelist, the panel topic and a brief description of the panel’s intention. All submissions should be e-mailed to: cswep@econ.duke.edu.

CSWEP Call for Nominations
2014 Elaine Bennett Research Prize
Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Elaine Bennett Research Prize is awarded every other year to recognize, support, and encourage outstanding contributions by young women in the economics profession. The 2014 Bennett Prize will be presented at the CSWEP Business Meeting held in January 2015 at the AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Nominees should be at the beginning of their career—within 7 years of earning their PhD during the year of nomination—and have demonstrated exemplary research contributions in their field. Tenure is neither required nor prohibited. There are past recipients who have been tenured at the time of the award, though many have received the award prior to tenure.

Nominations should contain the candidate’s CV, relevant publications, a letter of nomination and two supporting letters. The letters of the nomination and supporting letters should describe the candidate’s research and its significance. Nominations will be judged by a committee appointed by CSWEP.

The prize is made possible by contributions from William Zame and others, in memory of Elaine Bennett, who made significant contributions in economic theory and experimental economics and encouraged the work of young women in all areas of economics.

For further information on the Bennett Prize, including details on past recipients, click here.

Inquiries, nominations and donations may be sent to:

Marjorie McElroy, CSWEP Chair
Professor of Economics
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: 919.681.4365
Fax: 919.684.8974

CSWEP Call for Nominations
2014 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Deadline: September 29, 2014

The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award was created in January 1998 as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CSWEP. Carolyn Shaw Bell, the Katharine Coman Chair Professor Emerita of Wellesley College, was the first Chair of CSWEP.  To read a short biography of Carolyn Shaw Bell, see the Winter 2005 Newsletter.

The Bell Award is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession, through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession, and mentoring others.

All nominations should include a nomination letter, updated CV and three or more supporting letters, with preferably at least two from mentees. As this award celebrates mentoring, nomination letters should be geared toward that activity, rather than toward academic achievements. Also note that all nominations are automatically kept alive for consideration by the CSWEP-appointed Award Committee for a period of three years. 

For further information on the Bell Award, including details on past recipients, click here.

Inquiries and nominations may be sent to:

Marjorie McElroy, CSWEP Chair
Professor of Economics
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Phone: 919.681.4365
Fax: 919.684.8974

CSWEP Call for Nominations
Joan Haworth Mentoring Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

CSWEP welcomes applications to the Joan Haworth Mentoring Fund, which was established to encourage senior mentoring women and institutions to incorporate mentoring of junior professionals into their programs. The fund provides small grants (typically less than $1K) to permit mentors to either extend a visit to an institution for the purpose of mentoring or to visit an institution for that purpose alone. Applications for funds may be submitted by the institution, junior women or the mentor herself. The application must include cost-sharing with the home institution and the mentoring must benefit more than an individual faculty member. Mentoring does not need to be field specific and can also include professional development advice. Successful applicants will be asked to write a summary of what they have gained from the mentoring effort.

For full details on application criteria and to access the application document, click here.

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