Conferences, Events and Fellowships

Below is a listing of mentoring and professional development activities for grad students and post-docs. Dates given are approximate; check opportunity websites for application information. To update or add to the opportunities on this list, email

NBER Graduate Training Seminars - Varies
Periodically, the NBER offers graduate student training seminars in a variety of fields. This page links to upcoming seminars open for application.

9th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) - June 7-10, 2020
The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the United States. ASHEcon has an Early Career Professionals Mentoring Session and PhD Student Mentoring Session. Held at the location of the ASHEcon Annual Meeting.

DENeB PhD Workshop - November 22, 2019
These workshops provide doctoral students with the opportunity to share their ongoing work and receive critical feedback. Held in various locations in Germany.

University of California - President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - November 1, 2019
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Successfully Navigating your PhD - September 27, 2019
Mentoring workshop for 3rd year female economics PhD students in California. Held at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Speaking Economics - August 19, 2019
This one-day symposium focused on improving your communication skills in seminars, job talks, and other formal venues. Held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 

Women in Economics: Research, Ideas, Solutions, Executions (WERISE) - May 31-June 1, 2019
Brings together leading scholars for a comprehensive overview of research on the status of women in economics to reach a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by women in the profession and to spur ideas for concrete solutions. Held at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Women in Macro Conference - May 31-June 1, 2019
The objective of the conference is to feature the high-quality work of women in a field in which they are significantly under-represented. Held in Chicago, Illinois.

Summer Economics Fellows Program - Summer; applications due in February
Sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty. During their residency, fellows participate as members of the research community while engaged in a research project of their own choosing. Location varies based on supporting sponsors.

Sadie Collective - February 23, 2019
Our organization aims to bring together Black women at different stages in their academic and/or professional careers in quantitatively demanding fields such as economics, finance and public policy. The Collective provides resources, programs and a community to Sadie Collective members and advocates for broader visibility in the field. Held in Washington, D.C.

Graduate Student Summit for Diversity and Economics - September 28-29, 2018
Brings together graduate students, professors, and other economists who are committed to promoting diversity in economics to discuss the state of gender, racial, and LGBTQIA representation in economics, to share learning between WEB and groups like it on other campuses, and to foster networking between graduate students across different institutions. Held at the University of Califronia, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

AEA Mentoring Program - Continuing
The Mentoring Program was established to address the under-representation of minorities among those entering and/or completing doctorate degrees in economics.