Conferences, Events and Fellowships



Below is a listing of mentoring and professional development activities for junior faculty and employed researchers. 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.

2nd Women in International Economics Conference: September 9-10, 2022
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota this in-person workshop will include seven papers, with discussants, and a keynote. The goal of this conference is to enhance diversity within the field of international economics by providing junior women with a forum to present work and receive constructive feedback and mentorship. The presenting author of each paper must be a junior woman in the field of international economics. Submitted papers may be co-authored with anyone regardless of gender or seniority. The submission deadline is May 13, 2022. For more information regarding the workshop and how to submit, click the link above.

Econopalooza Summer Networking: June 14-16, 2022
In the summer of 2021, CSWEP launched the first annual Econopalooza Summer Networking event. We plan to host it again the summer of 2022. The aim of Econopalooza is to provide junior researchers in economics with a chance to network with other junior and senior people in their field. 

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) National Conference: June 2-3, 2022
The conference is held in Washington DC over a two-day period typically at the end of the Memorial Day week. The sessions are informative and ample time is provided to allow for discussion among the presenters and session participants. Policy makers, academics, and real estate practitioners have all come to rely on the leading research and vigorous discussions that are a tradition of this conference.

The Association of Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics (AMIE) - 
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.

Adopt a Paper Program - Notified of matches by the end of January 2022
Adopt a Paper is a new mentoring program aimed at providing feedback to junior scholars in the field of economics. Junior scholars submit a working paper to the program, and receive comments from a senior scholar who volunteers to provide constructive feedback on the content of the paper as well as publication advice. 

Joining the Data Revolution: Big Data in Education and Social Science Research - June 6-17, 2022 (Online Workshops and Trainings) 
The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is offering an introductory-level workshop for researchers in education and social science fields (ESS) interested in gaining experience working with large-scale restricted data. The goal of the workshop is to increase the ability of participants to define and develop projects that will result in competitive proposals that might be submitted to NSF or other funders. A secondary goal is to support a community of researchers who can share information, tools, and insights to help strengthen research and teaching capabilities involving large scale data analysis in ESS fields.

10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)- June 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.

CSWEP Networking Luncheon - March 25, 2022
This is an informal meet and greet event.  Senior female economists meet and provide mentoring advice to junior faculty in areas such as teaching, research and publishing, tenure and promotion, work-life balance, teaching-research-service balance. Held at the Midwest Economic Association Meeting.

CeMENT Mentoring Workshop for Faculty in Doctoral Programs - January 2023
The CSWEP CeMENT workshop for faculty in doctoral programs is aimed at mentoring female faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S. or at institutions with similar research expectations. Following the ASSA Meeting.

CeMENT Mentoring Workshop for Faculty in Non-Doctoral Programs - January 2023
This CeMENT workshop is geared toward female junior economics faculty in departments that do not award PhD's in Economics. Following the ASSA Meeting every 2 years.

CSWEP Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists - January 2023
At these informal meet and greet events, senior economists (predominately senior women) are pre-assigned to one of a variety of topical tables to provide mentoring advice to junior economists in areas such as research and publishing, tenure and promotion, non-academic careers, grant writing, teaching, work-life balance and the job market. Held during the ASSA Meeting.

Annual Mentoring Workshop for Junior Women at Midwest Econometrics Group- November 6-7, 2021
The Workshop will provide an opportunity for young women in the profession to interact with established senior mentors, with the goal of helping them start building a substantive, long-lasting intellectual relationship. It will also present potential opportunities for collaboration. The location of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group changes every year.

2021-2022 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship - TBD
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications from junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations for its 2021-2022 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship program. Held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.

Summer Economics Fellows Program - Summer; applications due February 1
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.

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.

Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE)
DITE, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a research mentoring workshop that seeks to facilitate successful transition from junior faculty status to tenured associate professor for economists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (especially blacks, Latinos, and native Americans). Held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.