AEA Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion


AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion

The American Economic Association has established an annual AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion to recognize departments and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievement in diversity and inclusion practices.

To apply, send materials to info@csmgep.org with the subject line, "AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion". Applications are due by 11 pm ET on November 30, 2021.

Departmental Seed Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established an annual Departmental Seed Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion.

To apply, send materials to info@csmgep.org with the subject line, "AEA Departmental Seed Grant". Applications are due by 5 pm ET of the second Friday of October. 

The Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established the annual Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize.

To apply, send materials to info@csmgep.org with the subject line, "Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize". Applications are due by 5 pm ET of the last Friday of September. 

URM Travel Grants

The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established annual URM Travel Grants. This award is open to junior economics faculty members from groups traditionally underrepresented in the economics profession.

**There will be no travel grants awarded this year due to the pandemic.**

Small Group Breakfast Meeting for URM

The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established an annual Small Group Breakfast Meeting for Underrepresented Minorities.

For more information, click the link above. To apply, send materials to info@csmgep.org with the subject line, "URM Small Group Breakfast". Applications are due by 5 pm ET of the first Friday in November. 

Professional Development Grant for URM

Pearson Education is proud to partner with The American Economic Association (AEA) to advance the career and professional development of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in the field of Economics. As part of this partnership, Pearson Education will fund a $2,000 grant to the winner of an essay competition detailing their research and how it relates to Economics education.  The Professional Development Grant for URM award will be open to junior economics faculty members from groups traditionally underrepresented in the economics profession. 

For more information, click the link above. To apply, send materials to info@csmgep.org with the subject line, "Professional Development Grant for URM". Applications are due by the end of the second week of October.