CSWEP: Calls and Announcements

CSWEP Call for Liaisons

CSWEP needs you! Help us collect data for the CSWEP Survey and share news of CSWEP opportunities with your professional networks. To serve as a liaison for your department, group or agency, email us today. Click here to view the list of distinguished economists serving in the CSWEP Liaison Network.

CSWEP Call for Panelists
2016 Southern Economic Association Meetings
JW Marriott, Washington, DC
November 19-21, 2016
CSWEP will be sponsoring two panel sessions on topics related to career development (one geared towards graduate students and junior faculty and one geared towards mid-career faculty) at the Southern Economics Association Meetings to be held November 19-21, 2016 at the JW Marriott, Washington, DC.  There will also be a networking lunch which all economists are welcome to attend.
We are looking for individuals (women and men) who would like to participate as a panelist in either the graduate student/junior or mid-career panels. It is a great opportunity for you to share your experiences and knowledge with others. You can choose the topic you would like to speak on (~5-10 minutes) and we ask that you stay for the question and answer session to follow. These sessions are well attended (and appreciated). 
If you would like to participate in the panel, have specific suggestions regarding the topics to be covered, potential panelists, or other aspects, please submit your ideas by April 1, 2016 to Ragan Petrie, CSWEP Southern Rep, at rpetrie1@gmu.edu.

CSWEP/CSMGEP Call for Applications –
2016 Summer Economics Fellows Program

Deadline: February 15, 2016.

Fellowships, sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, are open to senior graduate students at the dissertation stage, post-docs and junior faculty. All economists are welcome to apply without regard to gender or minority status, although the intention of the program – advancing the careers of women and underrepresented minorities – will drive the selection process. Fellows are selected by the program with the agreement of the sponsoring institution in line with the program’s intention, the fit of the candidate with the activities of the sponsoring institution’s research group, and the value of the proposed research to advancing the sponsoring institution’s own goals. For more information, including a link to the online application form, click here.

CSWEP Call for Abstracts –
CSWEP Sessions @ 2017 American Economic Association Meeting
Chicago, IL - Hyatt Regency Chicago
January 6-8, 2017

Deadline: March 7, 2016.

CSWEP invites abstract submissions for paper presentation at six CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2017 ASSA/AEA Meeting in Chicago. Two sessions will be focused on Gender-related topics. Note that this year CSWEP is particularly interested in orienting one of the gender sessions around the economics of gender in the economics profession, although the decision to sponsor a session on this topic will depend on the number and quality of submissions. Two sessions will be from the field of Educational Economics and two sessions will be from the field of Environmental/Energy Economics.

CSWEP's primary intention in organizing these sessions is to create an opportunity for junior women to present papers at economics meetings; and to provide them an opportunity to meet with and receive feedback from leading economists in their field. The term junior woman usually refers to a woman who is untenured, or who has received her PhD less than seven years ago; but could also refer to a woman who has not yet presented papers widely. Coauthors may be of either sex and may be junior or senior. Junior men may author papers in the gender-related sessions.

CSWEP sessions also aim to encourage quality research, particularly in the area of gender-related topics and in other fields dominated by men, and to encourage junior women to publish their research. As such, the organizers of the AEA sessions will select a subset the presented papers for publication in the May 2017 Papers & Proceedings issue of the American Economic Review. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their paper for publication consideration in advance of the paper sessions.

In addition to individual paper submissions, complete session proposals may be submitted, but the papers in the session proposal will be considered individually. Duplication of paper presentation at multiple AEA Sessions is not permitted, therefore authors will be expected to notify CSWEP immediately and withdraw their abstract if their paper is accepted for a non-CSWEP session at the 2017 AEA Meeting. Similarly, authors whose paper is accepted to a 2017 CSWEP session will be expected to withdraw it from consideration by any other organization at the same meetings.

The deadline for submission is March 7, 2016.

To have research considered for the CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2017 AEA Meeting, the Correspondence Author must complete an online submission form and upload an abstract at: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2vcmL0qxv1PR77.

The application form will ask for the following information:

1. Indication of submission to either the Gender-related Topics, Economics of Gender in the Economics Profession, Educational Economics or Environmental/Energy Economics sessions. Note that all applications submitted to the Economics of Gender in the Economics Profession will automatically be considered for the Gender-related Topics as well.
2. Indication of a single abstract submission or a complete session submission.
3. The Name, Title, Affiliation, Mailing Address and Email for the correspondence author or session organizer.
4. Name (s), Title(s), Affiliation(s) and Email address(es) for any coauthor(s) or for each corresponding author in a complete session submission.

The abstract should be a PDF document, with a length not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, and with a maximum of 650 words. Name the file: “Abstract_Corresponding Author Last Name-First Name.” The abstract should contain details on motivation, contribution, methodology and data (if applicable); and be clearly identified with the author(s) name(s). Completed papers may be sent but may not substitute for an abstract of the appropriate length.

Questions can be addressed to Jennifer Socey, CSWEP Admin, cswep@econ.duke.edu.

CSWEP Call for Nominations –
2016 Elaine Bennett Research Prize

Deadline: September 21, 2016.

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 next award will be presented in January 2017. Nominees must have demonstrated exemplary research contributions in their field and have earned their Ph.D. in 2009 or later. Nominations should contain the candidate’s CV, relevant publications, a letter of nomination and two supporting letters. As this prize is for fundamental intellectual contributions to economics, the nomination letter should speak to the significance of the candidate’s research with supporting letters from experts in the field. For more information on the Bennett Award, click here.

CSWEP Call for Nominations –
2016 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Deadline: September 26, 2016.

The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award is given annually to an individual (male or female) 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. The next award will be presented in January 2017. 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. The Award Committee automatically retains and considers applications for a period of three years. For more information on the Bell Award, click here.

CSWEP Call for Applications –
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.

CSWEP Call for Applications –
Co-Sponsorship of Mentoring Events and Experiences

Deadline: Ongoing

As part of an experimental outreach program, CSWEP has minor funding (most successful applications are less than $1K) available for co-sponsoring one-off mentoring events and experiences that are consistent with CSWEP’s mission. For example, in 2013 CSWEP provided supplemental funds to defray the travel expenses of multiple mentors to a pre-conference junior mentoring workshop at the 2013 Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group as well as contributed to a Speed Mentoring event organized by DC-Women in the Economics Profession. For full details on application criteria and to access the application document, click here.

Please read the CSWEP Policy Regarding Sessions at the American Economic Association and Regional Association Meeting.

Page last revised 3/11/16.