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

The Association of Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics (AMIE) - March 2021
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 2021
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. Applications are due Decemeber 31, 2020.

Joining the Data Revolution: Big Data in Education and Social Science Research - TBD
Join IRIS for a week-long workshop on how to leverage big data resources and tools to advance your education and social science (ESS) research. Held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)- June 20-23, 2021
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 Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Faculty in Non-Doctoral Program at MEA - March 26, 2021 (virtual)
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 2022
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 2022
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 2022
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 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.

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.