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 current dates of activities as well as application information. To update or add to the opportunities on this list, email

Standford GSB Rising Scholars Conference - October 27-28, 2020
Join us for the inaugural Stanford GSB Rising Scholars Conference on October 27 and October 28, 2020 for diverse PhD and postdoctoral students from across the country to present their work and interact with faculty at Stanford GSB and from other institutions. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss research across fields, learn from diverse academic leaders, and network with colleagues across the country. The objectives of the conference are to help rising scholars gain research insights, valuable exposure, and faculty mentorship that will benefit them for years to come.

BU WEorg Mentoring Workshop - October 3, 2020
The Women in Economics group at Boston University (WEorg) is organizing a virtual mentoring workshop bringing together third- and fourth-year female Ph.D. students with female faculty members from institutions in the greater New England area. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to interact with female mentors in their field of study and to encourage the creation of professional relationships among female students and professors in the area. Submit applications by August 14, 2020.

2020 Summer Berkley Virtual Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics - August 17-27, 2020
The Berkeley Summer School has been funded (thank you Sloan Foundation!) and will take place online. The goal of the summer school is to provide doctoral students nationwide, who have completed the core first year microeconomics and econometrics requirement with an overview of the most important and current topics in various areas of the fields of environmental and energy economics. Previous incarnations of this summer school have helped first year students identify promising dissertation projects. The instructors’ expertise covers a range of important topics. To see this year's and past year's line up, please click the link above. Application deadline is July 10, 2020.

Successfully Navigating Your Economics PhD - Novemeber 20, 2020
CSWEP will organize a half-day mentoring workshop for women/non-binary third-year economics Ph.D. students the Friday afternoon before the SEA meetings begin. This event will take place virtually and instructions for applying will be available this summer.  For more information in the meantime, contact Maya Rossin-Slater ( 

NBER: REStat Fellows Program - July 20-24, 2020
The Review of Economics and Statistics (REStat) will sponsor five early-career African-American researchers to attend the applied microeconomics research meetings at the 2020 NBER Summer Institute. The Summer Institute, which is held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, brings together economists from more than 400 institutions to present and discuss new research findings

Dartmouth International Fellowship Programs - Varies
Ph.D Fellow - The International Economics Ph.D. Fellowship offers the opportunity to join the Dartmouth international economics group for a period of a month to a year during one’s Ph.D. studies. Ph.D. fellows receive a monthly stipend, an office in the Economics department, and the opportunity to present their own research to faculty for feedback. There are no teaching or RA obligations associated with the position: Ph.D. fellows are simply expected to be active members of the vibrant Dartmouth international economics community.
Post-Doctoral Fellow - The International Economics Post-Doctoral Fellowship offers the opportunity to join the Dartmouth international economics group for a year between the completion of a Ph.D. and the start of a tenure-track assistant professorship. Post-doctoral fellows receive a competitive academic year salary, and provides an office in the Economics department, a small research fund and moving costs. The obligations of the selected Post-Doctoral Fellow are to be in residence at Dartmouth for the academic year, to take part in the normal research-related activities of the Department (seminars/lunches etc.), and to interact with the trade and broader economics faculty in the Department and at the Tuck School.

2020 Congressional Budget Office's Summer Internship Program - applications due February 28th
CBO's 2020 Summer Internship Program is accepting applications until Friday, February 28th. This is a unique paid program that allows master's and PhD students to obtain real-life experience in policymaking and the federal budget process. We seek students pursuing degrees in economics, public policy, public affairs, health policy, finance and other quantitative fields. CBO can consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship. This page links to more information about the internship.

2020 IPUMS CPS Summer Data Workshop- May 18-20, 2020
IPUMS CPS is accepting applications for its summer workshop, designed to familiarize researchers with the under-utilized panel component of the CPS. The workshop is targeted towards graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty from social science disciplines. Held at Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota.

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.

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.