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

Women in Macro Conferece: May 19-20, 2022
The annual Women in Macro Conference brought together influential women economists from around the world working in the field of macroeconomics, broadly defined. The objective of the conference was to feature the high-quality work of women in a field in which they are significantly under-represented. It provided participants an informal venue to strengthen their research and build their network, particularly to women at early stages of their careers.

Call for Papers: Women in Empirical Microeconomics - August 26-27, 2022
The Becker Friedman Insitute at the University of Chicago is hosting an event that will take place on August 26-27, 2022. It will consist of a series of presentations by women on papers at the frontier across microeconomics fields. Deadline for papers is March 15, 2022.

Successfully Navigating Your PhD: Mentoring Workshop for 3rd and 4th Year Women/Non-Binary Economics PhD Students - November 18, 2022 (in-person)
Organized by Catherine Maclean, the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (SEA) will take place from November 19 through November 21 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The mentoring workshop will take place the day before (Friday, November 18) the main SEA meeting and will be held in-person.

The Association of Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics (AMIE) - TBD 2022
AMIE is hosting the 1st Workshop on Microeconomics in March 2021, as a platform for PhD students to present research, receive mentoring, and to network. Special panel sessions will also be held, on a variety of topics including the navigating the economics job market and postdoctoral opportunities, publishing in economics journals, and life as a PhD economist in both academic and non-academic settings. Open to all who are interested, visit AMIE to learn more about the organization and how to get involved.

Successfully Navigating Your PhD: Mentoring Workshop for 3rd Year + PhD Students - September 30, 2022 (virtual)
Third- and fourth-year women/non-binary Ph.D. students in economics and economics-adjacent fields are eligible to participate. The workshop will be modeled after earlier workshops of this kind, which targeted women and non-binary PhD students in economics. It is also inspired by the successful CeMENT workshop for female assistant professors in economics, which is hosted by the Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) and the American Economic Association (AEA). Organized by Amanda Agan, Vellore Arthi, Marianne Bitler, Rowena Gray, Erin Hengel, Elaine Hill, Bhagyashree Katare, Maya Rossin-Slater, Carolyn Sloane, Jenna Stearns, Lucy Xiaolu Wang, and Sabrina Young with support from CSWEP.

Stanford GSB Rising Scholars Conference - TBD
Join us for the inaugural Stanford GSB Rising Scholars Conference 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.

Summer Berkley Virtual Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics - Summer
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. 

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.

Congressional Budget Office's Summer Internship Program - Summer; applications due in February 
CBO's 2021 Summer Internship Program is accepting applications until Friday, February 26th. 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.

IPUMS CPS Summer Data Workshop- Summer
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.

11th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) - June 26-29, 2022
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 - Due to COVID, no in-person activities. Virtual events/workshops vary.
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 - Applications due on November 1
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 - (Virtual) February 19-20, 2021
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.

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.