What is the Pipeline Mentoring Program?

The Mentoring Program was established in the mid-1990s by the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minorities in the Economics Profession to address the under-representation of minorities among those entering and/or completing doctorate degrees in economics.  The program matches African-American, Latino, and Native American economics Ph.D. students and new doctorates with mentors in the field, and also facilitates networking between more senior economists and students at all stages of the educational and early-career pipeline. 

Mentees, mentors, and friends are invited to join the email list of the Economics Mentoring Program, a program which is currently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  To do so, please contact Professor Marie Mora at mtmora@utpa.edu.  Please include “Econ Mentoring Program” in the subject heading, and include your full name and preferred email address in the text of the email.  Please also indicate your current education/career status (e.g., if you are a graduate student, a newly minted Ph.D., etc.).

AEA Mentoring Program – Call for Proposals

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the AEA Mentoring Program currently provides funding to support the research and travel of economics Ph.D. students in the Program.  Publications in high quality academic journals represent the major path to successful employment as an academic economist, researcher at a think tank, business economist, or public policy expert.  Accordingly, the allocation of travel and research funds is oriented toward those activities that increase the probability of producing high quality journal articles.

Requests for funding will be ranked as “highest priority,” “priority,” and “beneficial.”  The budget for the proposed activity should generally not exceed $1,500, although amounts up to $2,000 may be considered in the case of proposals indicating a strong potential for intellectual merit.

Those awarded grants must submit a report on their activities to the Director of the AEA Mentoring Program within one month of completing the activity.  Publications, presentations, and other scholarly work that result from or are enhanced by the supported activity must acknowledge the AEA Mentoring Program as well as the National Science Foundation.  

Please submit the application cover page, along with your proposed activity and detailed budget to Dr. Marie T. Mora, Director, AEA Mentoring Program, at mtmora@utpa.edu.

Highest Priority

i)      Presentation of papers at the AEA/ASSA annual meetings or major “regional” economics conferences (Southern, Eastern, Western, and Mid-Western).

ii)     Participation in a major scholarly conference or seminar oriented toward skill enhancement (for example, the PSID workshop, econometrics workshop, NSF workshop, seminar on recent advances in a specific area of research, etc.).

iii)    Participation in all of the AEA Mentoring Program’s Slate of Activities at the 2015 AEA/ASSA annual meetings in Boston: (1) Meeting with your mentor or other senior-level economists to discuss research for at least one hour; (2) Participate in the Joint CSMGEP/NEA/ASHE Reception on January 3rd (6:00 p.m.); (3) Attend the CSMGEP Dissertation Session on January 4th (10:15 a.m.); and (4) Attend any three additional sessions sponsored by CSMGEP, the NEA, or ASHE.

Priority

i)      Travel to do research with the mentor;

ii)     Participating as discussants, chairing a session, or presenting posters at the AEA/ASSA annual meetings or major “regional” economics conferences;

iii)    Presentation of papers at national or regional conferences other than the AEA/ASSA annual meetings and major “regional” economics conferences (Southern, Eastern, Western, and Mid-Western).

Beneficial

i)    Travel to do research with a co-author at another institution.

ii)   Attendance at the AEA/ASSA annual meetings or major “regional” economics conferences (Southern, Eastern, Western, and Mid-Western);

ii)   Purchase data that are not otherwise available but critical for the research; 

iv) Limited travel/living expenses while engaged in research during the summer;

v)   Travel to collect data.

Deadlines for Funding Requests – For Full Consideration

Activity Period

Deadline

Notification

November 15th – December 31st

Monday October 20th, 2014

October 27th, 2014

January 1st – May 31st

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

November 14th, 2014

June 1st – August 31st

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

March 16th, 2015

Depending on funding availability, additional requests may also be considered after these deadlines.

 

Contact Information and Email List

Professor Marie T. Mora
Director, AEA Mentoring Program
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
1201 W. University Drive
University of Texas – Pan American
Edinburg, TX  78539
(956) 665-7913
email: mtmora@utpa.edu

Mentees, mentors, and friends are invited to join the email list of the Economics Mentoring Program.  To do so, please contact Professor Marie Mora at mtmora@utpa.edu.  Please include “Econ Mentoring Program” in the subject.        

About the AEA Mentoring Program

The Economics Mentoring Program (formerly known as the Pipeline Program) was established in the mid-1990s by the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) to address the underrepresentation of racial/ethnic minority groups among those entering and completing Ph.D.-degree programs in economics.  This Program, which is currently funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), matches African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American economics Ph.D. students and new doctorates with mentors in the field, and also facilitates networking between more senior economists and students at all stages of the educational and career pipelines.



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