Funding and Internships

 ASHE Annual Dissertation Fellowship 

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is pleased to announce the ASHE Annual Dissertation Fellowship (ADF) Award. The ASHE ADF is designed with the goals of ASHE in mind by providing one $1,000 award stipend to help offset dissertation expenses for a graduate student who is working on a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics or a closely related field. The award will be made to an individual who, in the judgment of the ASHE SDF Selection Committee, shows promise of future achievement as a scholar and teacher, particularly if this achievement is in line with the goals of ASHE. The second place winner will receive a $100 award to help offset ancillary costs (e.g., photocopying) associated with working on the dissertation.

Deadline: September 14, 2018


Email for more information, including the application.


AEA/CSMGEP: Mentoring Program- Pipeline Project

The American Economic Association Committee established the mentoring program in the mid-1990s the goal is enduring the success of minorities in the field of Economics. The Pipeline Project grants access to Ph.D. students to large network of professionals in the field and faculty with whom they can partner and engage in research opportunities. To do so, please contact professor: Marie T. Mora at Please include the Mentoring Program in the subject heading, and make sure to include your full name and email address. The AEA mentoring program seeks proposals from the programs members and mentors on any topic. The budget for proposed activities ranges from $ 1,500 to $2,000.

Contact: Professor: Marie T. Mora, Pipeline director, Professor of Economics, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.




Summer Economics Fellows Program

Sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, the Summer Economics Fellows Program is designed to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in economics. Fellows spend a summer in residence at a sponsoring research organization or public agency, such as the Urban Institute or a Federal Reserve Bank. Summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty.

Deadline: February 15 of each year; see link for details


Email or for more information


The Challenge of Liberty- Seminars

Only a selected group of individuals is able to learn basic ethical and economic principles of free markets. Having some sort of exposure to such principles demonstrates how prepared they may be for their future academic in devours. The Challenge of Liberty seminar series provides those principles to incoming students.

Deadline: Enrollment is currently open



CIEE Scholarships

For many of students planning to study overseas the only way to do so is via financial assistance. Each year the CIEE awards scholarships and grants to students planning to study overseas. Please read the eligibility criteria and application procedures for each scholarship carefully.

Deadline: Varies by program; read the scholarships carefully



DC Internships: The Fund for American Studies

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) was created to provide young people with opportunities to engage in government and enterprise systems. TFAS teaches the college students about values and principles that were the foundation of the United States. With seminars in: Leadership & the American Presidency, International Policy, Legal Studies, Community Leadership and Service, International Affairs, Business and Government Affairs, and also International opportunities.

Deadline: Rolling Basis for all Programs.



Federal Reserve Fellowships/Internships

The Federal Reserve Board provides students with multiple opportunities for academic success. The Board’s Avenues Internships for students at all levels undergraduate and graduate students in carriers such as economics, finance, accounting, law, information systems, and other areas. This gives the student the practical knowledge for the job market at a global scale. Both unpaid and paid internships are available please visit for more information.

Deadline: Varies by internships



The Mercatus MA Fellowship

The Mercatus fellowship is two year competitive program for students who are attending George Madison University and studying Economics. The total award on this is up to $80,000 a two year program. This program also includes a monthly stipend, full tuition support, and practical experience as a research assistant at the Mercatus Center. For more information email:




The Mercatus Ph.D. Fellowship

The Mercatus fellowship is a five year fellowship designed for a full time doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. The candidates will be well equipped to understand and analyze social change and global prosperity. The successful fellow can secure tenure-track in the United States and Europe. The benefits include: monthly stipend, full tuition support, and work experience. Total award is up to $200,000 over five years. For more information email:



The Mercatus Federic Bastiat Fellowship

The Federic Bastiat Fellowship is a one year program for students interested in public policy. Also, for students interested in policy analysis and regulatory studies, financial markets, and health care policy. This program is open to graduate students enrolled in master’s, juris doctoral and doctoral programs in any discipline. This program includes a quarterly stipend, travel, lodging, and books to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center, and an award of up to $5,000. For more information email            .




World Bank Scholarships Program

The World Bank Scholarship Program is open to both men and women seeking to engage in a master’s program. The focus must be in a development related topic. Applicants must be from developing countries per the World Bank Standard (look at website). Some of the benefits are cost for visa application, expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family member among others.

Deadline: Applications open on February 22, 2018

Link: Benefits


FastWeb Scholarships

Realizing your dream of completing your education is not an impossible task. There is much help available. FastWeb Scholarships is a simple way of finding scholarships that fit any criteria that one seeks. FastWeb Scholarships lets you rest easy without worrying about pending cost on tuition, as it offers a large variety of scholarships to choose from.

Deadline: Check website for more information.



Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on

college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a

terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships

are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year.

Deadline: New call has not been release; see link for details



CIA Graduate Scholarships

The CIA Graduate Scholarship Program is a program on financial needs basis that offers graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to work on a diverse and inclusive environment. Requirements for applicants are detailed in the website.

The benefits of this program are as follows:

  • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books
  • Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer tours
  • Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
  • Annual salary
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Federal retirement plans
  • Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave

Deadline: Applications Accepted From February 15- July 31, 2018



National Security Agency (NSA Student Programs)

The National Security Agency (NSA) offers a range of student programs for High School, Undergraduates and Graduate Students. Focus of the programs are in the STEM related fields, Economics, Phycology, business, and linguistics and many more. Summer programs are on a yearly basis. Other opportunities are also available visit website for more information.

Deadline: Check Website for Deadlines




Andemos (“walking together”) is the international volunteer program for Peace and Hope International that aims to stimulate exchange and mutual learning between people from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, as we serve, learn, and seek justice among marginalized communities in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.

They offer several different internship opportunities in areas related to the mission of the organization.

Deadline: Rolling basis



The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

The Institute offers the Humane Studies Fellowship and the Hayek Fund for Scholars grants.

Deadline: They each have specific guidelines and applications.



Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships 

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships for “Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.”

In addition, they offer a variety of programs such as internships and a web-based engine to find other scholarships.

Deadline: Various deadlines depending on the program



Department of Commerce Internships

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience through their placement in one of several DOC offices.

Deadline: The DOC Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis.



Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers various programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Examples are internships, summer programs, and fellowships

Deadline: Various deadlines depending on the program



Ford Foundation Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Only U.S. citizens or nationals are eligible.

2019 Programs and Deadlines:

2019 Predoctoral application deadline: December 13, 2018

2019 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines: December 6, 2018



Foundation for Economic Education Internship 

FEE is looking for passionate, dedicated, and talented young people to join our staff. Each FEE intern plays an important role in helping FEE pursue the mission of inspiring, educating, and connecting future leaders with the principles of a free society.

Deadline: Particular to the specific internship opportunity available, see link for details



Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Includes the Fulbright Scholar Program, Senior Specialist Program, New Century Scholars Program, Alumni Initiatives Award Program, International Education Administrators and German Studies Seminars.

Deadline: Multiple Deadlines, check website



Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarships provides U.S. undergraduate students a two or four year grant for them to engage in a worldwide study.
Deadline: Application opens August 2018 for summer and spring 2019



Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Scholarships (HACU)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) provides a range of scholarships open to undergraduate and graduate students. Multiple opportunities are open; however, these opportunities are limited to undergraduate and graduate students. Please refer to website for more information.
Deadline: May 25, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. CST



Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.

Deadline: Dates vary; check website for future deadlines



Institute for Humane Studies

The Institute for Humane Studies offers multiple scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D students. For more information please see the website for current and future deadlines.

Deadline: Dates vary; check website for future deadlines



Institute of International Education Internships

The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers a multitude of scholarship programs found by Fulbright, GE Foundation, among others. It provides undergraduate, graduate, and faculty to engage on studies abroad. Some of those places to work in include, but not limited to Mexico, Brazil, and Hong Kong

Deadline: Dates vary; check website for future deadlines



Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers multiple scholarships at three different levels of education. It offers up to $40,000 per year up to three years for undergraduate transfer students, and $40,000 per year for students at a two year institution.

Deadline: Dates vary; check website for future deadlines



Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students who are planning a career in education to attend the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, which is held annually in January.  All award recipients are required to attend the conference. The awards include travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.
Deadline: Check website for future deadlines (usually deadline is in early October)



The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply.
Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018; check website for future deadlines


Pew Hispanic Research Center

The Pew Hispanic Center was founded in 2001. The center is a nonpartisan research organization. Their mission is to understand the U.S Hispanic Population and to understand the impact of the Latino population in the United States. The Pew center has a nonpartisan fact tank in Washington DC that provides information on the issues of the day, issues concerning the shaping of America and the world.
The Pew Hispanic Center offers internship opportunities occasionally

Deadline: Passed, check website for further deadline, No positions open at the moment.


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has an ongoing commitment with academic excellence, which is reflected on their scholarship programs. Every year the honor society awards 51 fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Enrollment is open for all active Phi Kappa Phi members or those who have been accepted membership by June 30, 2018.
Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018; check website for future dates


RAND Summer Institute

RAND offers their Summer Institute, which takes place in Santa Monica, CA, that will take care on July 9- July 10 for Medical School and Social Scientist and Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference on July 11-12, 2018. The goal of the RSI is to expose scholars to interest in the studies aging to wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.
Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018; check website for future dates


Health Policy Doctoral Fellowships Program UNM

The University of New Mexico offers up to four Health Policy Doctoral Fellowships for students in the Social Sciences. This depends on the funding availability. The University of New Mexico seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups. Fellows eligible up to four years of founding including: a $5,000 scholarships awarded and $500.00 in travel support.
Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018; check website for future dates



Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council offers a multitude of fellowship programs for minorities in the Social Sciences. Application dates vary; make sure to check the website for information relevant to each different fellowship.
Programs include but are not limited to: Ecological History, Economy and Social Policy, Health & Environment

Deadline: Check the website for more information.



The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program in Health Economics

The SUMR program was created to prepare candidates to pursue research in the health services and epidemiology. Working with different disciplines within the University of Pennsylvania, students within their sophomore, junior and senior year will be able to conduct research within the health services field.

Deadline: Deadline has passed for 2018; check website for future dates


This compilation of scholarship/fellowship/internship opportunities was done by the ASHE Scholarship and Awards Committee. Neither this committee nor ASHE is responsible for the accuracy of these opportunities; these opportunities were publicly announced by the respective institutions/organizations.


2018-19 Scholarship and Awards Committee Members

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (chair)

Syracuse University

Jesus Ivan Lopez

San Jose State University

Gbadebo O.A. Odularu

Marymount University Main Campus

Fafanyo Asiseh

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


2018-19 ASHE Executive Board


Susan Pozo


Western Michigan University

Luisa Blanco Raynal


Pepperdine University

Fernando Lozano


Pomona College

Sue Stockly

Vice-President of Communications

Eastern New Mexico University

Alberto Dávila


Southeast Missouri State University


The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)—a member of the Allied Social Science Association—is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 17 percent of the United States‘ population. Our primary goals include:

  • Promoting the vitality of Hispanics in the economics profession through education, service, and excellence;
  • Promoting rigorous research on economic and policy issues affecting U.S. Hispanic communities and the nation as a whole; and
  • Engaging more Hispanic Americans to effectively participate in the economics profession.