CSWEP: Calls and Announcements

Call for Applications, CeMENT Workshop for Faculty in Non-Doctoral Programs

November 19-20, 2015, New Orleans, LA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

The CeMENT mentoring workshops are funded by the American Economic Association to help female junior economists overcome the tenure hurdle. The CeMENT workshop for faculty in non-doctoral programs will be held immediately before the next SEA meetings in New Orleans, LA on November 19 and 20, 2015. The November 2015 CeMENT workshop is geared toward female junior economics faculty in departments that do not award Ph.D.s in Economics.At the mentoring workshops, participants are arranged into small groups based on their teaching/research areas and matched with a senior mentor. The format and curriculum are designed to create and cement relationships among the participants, as well as between the participants and the mentors. Small and large group sessions will address issues such as identifying successful teaching strategies, tips from journal editors, networking strategies, work/life balance, and issues regarding the tenure process.The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning immediately before the 2015 SEA meetings in New Orleans. It begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 19 and runs until 6:00 pm on Friday, November 20. The AEA will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation.  For further information, including application details, click here.

Big Data and Public Policy Workshop, November 11, 2015
and Call for Papers: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Deadline: May 15, 2015

The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) invites the submission of manuscripts for a special symposium on “Big Data and Public Policy” to be held on November 11, 2015, just prior to the start of the APPAM Fall Research Conference in Miami, Florida.  Submissions for this special issue should be made through the regular online submission process for the journal at editorialexpress.com/jpam/.  Please indicate with your submission that you would like your paper to be considered for this special issue.  Initial submissions for this symposium will be accepted until May 15, 2015. Dr. Julia Lane and Dr. Paul Decker will serve as special guest co-editors for this symposium along with JPAM editor-in-chief, Dr. Kenneth Couch. 

For more details on JPAM submission, visit: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291520-6688/homepage/call_for_papers__big_data_and_public_policy.htm

For more details on the workshop, visit: http://www.appam.org/events/fall-research-conference/2015-big-data-workshop/

CSWEP Call for Applications

Joan Haworth Mentoring Fund
Deadline: Ongoing

CSWEP welcomes applications to the Joan Haworth Mentoring Fund, which was established to encourage senior mentoring women and institutions to incorporate mentoring of junior professionals into their programs. The fund provides small grants (typically less than $1K) to permit mentors to either extend a visit to an institution for the purpose of mentoring or to visit an institution for that purpose alone. Applications for funds may be submitted by the institution, junior women or the mentor herself. The application must include cost-sharing with the home institution and the mentoring must benefit more than an individual faculty member. Mentoring does not need to be field specific and can also include professional development advice. Successful applicants will be asked to write a summary of what they have gained from the mentoring effort.

For full details on application criteria and to access the application document, click here.

CSWEP Co-Sponsorship of Mentoring Events and Experiences
Deadline: Ongoing

As part of an experimental  outreach program, CSWEP has minor funding available for co-sponsoring one-off mentoring events and experiences that are consistent with CSWEP’s mission.  For example, in 2013 CSWEP provided supplemental funds to defray the travel expenses of multiple mentors to a pre-conference junior mentoring workshop at the 2013 Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group as well as contributed to a Speed Mentoring event organized by DC-Women in the Economics Profession.  For full details on application criteria and to access the application document, click here.

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