ASHE Annual Dissertation Award 

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is pleased to announce the ASHE Annual Dissertation Award (ADA). The ASHE ADA is designed with the goals of ASHE in mind by providing one $1,000 award stipend to defray the costs of attending the ASSA meetings to a recently minted Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field. The award will be made to an individual who, in the judgment of the ASHE ADA Selection Committee, shows promise of future achievement as a scholar and/or teacher, particularly if this achievement is in line with the goals of ASHE. The Award Recipient will be recognized at the annual ASHE Board meeting scheduled to take place at the ASSA meetings.

Deadline: Annually on September 30 

Link: Application

Email: for more information. 

National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER offers fellowships to students and early career scholars in economics at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty levels. We strongly encourage applications from women, members of groups that have been under-represented in the economics profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Deadline: Varies by application


AEA/CSMGEP: Mentoring Program- Pipeline Project

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. The AEA Mentoring Program currently provides funding to support the research and travel of economics Ph.D. students in the Program. To apply, please send an email to the address below. 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.



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 1 of each year; see link for details



American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) sponsors graduate student fellowships as well as a dissertation competition, co-sponsored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Award recipients are recognized at the AAHHE annual conference.  Other fellowships, career development opportunities, as well as a thesis competition are also available.

Deadline: See website for details on opportunities and application deadlines.


URM Travel Grants

The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established annual URM Travel Grants. This award is open to junior economics faculty members from groups traditionally underrepresented in the economics profession.

Deadline: Second Friday of September


Small Group Breakfast Meeting for URM

The American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established an annual Small Group Breakfast Meeting for Underrepresented Minorities.

For more information, click the link above. To apply, send materials to with the subject line, “URM Small Group Breakfast”. 

Deadline: Applications are due by 5 pm ET of the first Friday in November.


The Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) have established the annual Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize.

To apply, send materials to with the subject line, “Andrew Brimmer Undergraduate Essay Prize”. 

Deadline: Applications are due by 5 pm ET of the last Friday of September.


Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) awards an annual Ph.D. Dissertation Award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in public policy analysis and management.  Winners receive a cash prize and are recognized at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference and receive a travel award to attend.  APPAM also awards Equity and Inclusion Student Fellowships to support the travel and participation of up to 40 students from underrepresented groups to attend the APPAM Fall Research Conference.

Deadline: See website for details and application deadlines.


Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) conducts professional research and public education surrounding the impact of government policies on growth, employment, prices, poverty, and health in the world and U.S.  CEPR hires 3 interns a year in the Domestic program and in the International program. All the positions are paid (and cover health insurance) with hiring rounds generally occurring in November (for the spring), April (for summer), and July (for fall).

Deadline: See website for details and deadlines.


CIEE Scholarships

For many 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: Summer & Fall: April 1 – Winter/Spring: October 15 – Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship: February 14.


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 college students about values and principles that were the foundation of the United States. Programs include academic credit from George Mason University, an internship placement and furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C. Students participate in a variety of exclusive guest lectures, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events. Seminars are provided in: Leadership & the American Presidency, International Policy, Legal Studies, Community Leadership and Service, International Affairs, Business and Government Affairs, and also International opportunities.

Deadlines: Summer Programs: Early Deadline: December 10, International Student Deadline: January 21, Priority Deadline: February 11, Final Deadline: March 10.  Fall Programs: Early Deadline: March 5, Priority/International Student Deadline: April 15, Final Deadline: June 1. 

Spring Programs: Early/International Student Deadline: October 6, Final Deadline: November 10.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Pathways Program

The Pathways Program at HUD provides opportunities for industry experience and pays for students at various academic stages. HUD provides a paid internship, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Student Volunteer Employment Program. The internship and Recent Graduates Program both have the potential for conversion to a permanent position following completion of the program. The volunteer position has potential to count for academic credit. These opportunities are aimed at those interested in a civil service career. 

Deadline: For more information about applying, call the Special Employment Programs Office at (202) 402-6795


Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

The EPI is looking for candidates to fill different research assistant roles in the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) and the Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy (PREE). Candidates will analyze data and investigate relevant policy regarding each area of research. Please see the link below for more information regarding each opportunity.

Deadline: Varies by position.


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hires a number of research assistants.  Positions are structured as a rigorous two-year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most RAs enroll in a graduate program upon departure from the Fed.  The Chicago Fed is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics.  See link below for more information and application deadlines.  


Federal Reserve Board Fellowships/Internships

The Federal Reserve Board provides students with opportunities to build valuable work experience for career success. Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students in areas 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.

Deadline: Varies by internships.


Federal Reserve Dissertation Fellows 

The Federal Reserve offers paid in-residence fellowships for graduate Ph.D. students to conduct research at the Board in Washington, DC. While at the Board, fellows work on a topic of their own choosing, usually furthering dissertation research begun before the fellowship, and give 1-2 seminars on their work. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in an extensive seminar series, collaborate with Board economists, and to learn more about preparing for the job market.  Fellows are at the Board for 12-15 weeks and placements are in the Divisions of International Finance, Monetary Affairs, Research and Statistics, and Financial Stability. Most positions are offered in the summer, but occasionally there are positions in the spring and fall. Submissions are encouraged from groups traditionally less represented in economics and finance and from a wide range of Ph.D. programs. 

Deadline: Summer: February 15 – Fall/Spring: Rolling.



The Mercatus MA Fellowship

The Mercatus fellowship is two year competitive program for students who are attending George Mason University and studying Economics. The total award on this is up to $80,000 for 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.



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 benefits include: monthly stipend, full tuition support, and work experience. Total award is up to $200,000 over five years. 



The Mercatus Federic Bastiat Fellowship

The Federic Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year program for students interested in public 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. 



The Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students interested in political economy. The aim is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Adam Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. The total award of up to $10,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. 



The Mercatus Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship

The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral with training in quantitative methods and interest in political economy. The aim of this fellowship is to expose students to strategies for utilizing quantitative techniques to explore key questions and themes advanced in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. Oskar Morgenstern Fellows spend two weekends and half a week during the academic year participating in colloquia on these three schools of political economy. A total of award of up to $7,000 includes a stipend, travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. 



The Mercatus Don Lavoie  Fellowship

The Don Lavoie Fellowship is an online fellowship program for students interested in political economy. Don Lavoie Fellows attend a series of online activities, including an online discussion portal and online reading discussion sessions led by various Hayek Program scholars that introduce them to key ideas in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as well as contemporary work in this tradition. Fellows will join a network of Mercatus students, alumni, faculty, and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting edge research in contemporary political economy. The Don Lavoie Fellowship includes a stipend and all required readings for online events, and advice on research, jobs, and graduate school. Lavoie Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. It is a total award of up to $750 per semester.



Research Assistant Positions – NBER and Various Institutions

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) advertises numerous research assistant positions at various academic institutions, including positions that are affiliated with the NBER. Degree requirements vary by position. Please see the links below to explore the list of open positions.

Deadline: Varies by position.


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 (see website). Some of the benefits are cost for visa application, expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family member among others.

Deadline: See website for details.


World Bank Summer Internship Program

The World Bank (WB) Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the WB in international development. The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and the latest research experience into the WB’s work and improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. An internship at the WB is an opportunity to learn while gaining practical experience.  To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time). All qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The WB pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses up to USD 3,000 at the discretion of the manager.

Deadline: The application period is December 1—January 31.


FastWeb Scholarships

FastWeb Scholarships is a simple way of finding scholarships that fit any criteria that one seeks with 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: See website for details.


CIA Graduate Scholarships

The CIA Graduate Scholarship Program is a program based on financial needs that offers graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to work in 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: See website.


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, Psychology, business, linguistics and many more. Summer programs are on a yearly basis. Other opportunities are also available.

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, to 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. These grants cover application fees, travel cost, conference fees, provide access to one-on-one graduate advising, and cover other research-related costs.

Deadline: Humane Studies Fellowship: April 30.


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. The Foundation offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships.  See website for eligibility restrictions and annual application deadlines.


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: September 15 for Fulbright Scholar Program; see website for other programs.


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 to engage in worldwide study.
Deadlines: October Deadline: October 6. March Deadline: March 3.


Government Finance Officers Association Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

In 1993, GFOA’s Executive Board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. This is a $10,000 award for either a graduate or undergraduate student in Public Administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with government or nonprofit focus).

Deadline: See website.


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.  
Deadline: See website.


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: See website.



Institute for Humane Studies

The Institute for Humane Studies offers the Humane Studies Fellowship and the Summer Research Fellowship for graduate students. These fellowships offer one-on-one graduate advising and mentoring to develop research and stand out on the job market. For more information please see the website for current and future deadlines. 

Deadline: Humane Studies Fellowship: April 30.


Institute of International Education Internships

The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers a multitude of scholarship programs funded by Fulbright, GE Foundation, among others. It provides undergraduate, graduate, and faculty to engage on studies abroad. Some of those places to work include, but are 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.


K. 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: October 1.


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: October 22.


NSHSS Foundation Public Policy Scholarships

The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making. The scholarships support majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.

Deadline: Program opens in August.


Pew Hispanic Research Center 

The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization founded in 2001. 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: Check website for further deadlines.

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 50 fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000, and two at $35,000 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 accepted membership by a specified date.
Deadline: National Deadline: April 30; chapter deadlines usually two weeks before.


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RAND Summer Institute

RAND offers a Summer Institute, which takes place in Santa Monica, CA, that covers topics on medicine, social science, demography, psychology, and the epidemiology of aging.  The goal of the RSI is to expose scholars to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.
Deadline: Check website for dates.

Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council offers a multitude of fellowship programs for minorities in the Social Sciences. Programs include but are not limited to: Ecological History, Economy and Social Policy, Health & Environment.

Deadline:  Varies by program, 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: February 1.


The ASHEcon Diversity Scholarship Award

In an effort to encourage participation by underrepresented communities, the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) offers scholarships aimed at underrepresented minorities and/or individuals whose background or life circumstances indicate they have overcome substantial obstacles (e.g., disabled individuals, racial, ethnic and LGBTQI individuals, etc.) conducting research in health economics. While at the conference, the fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the ASHEcon Board and Diversity Committee, recognizing them, their accomplishments and bright futures. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and professionals during the conference.

Deadline: February 28.


These scholarship/fellowship/internship opportunities were compiled by the ASHE Scholarship and Awards Committee from publicly available sources.  Appearing on this list does not constitute an endorsement by ASHE.  Neither the committee nor ASHE are responsible for the accuracy of this information which should be verified by individual applicants. Contact institutions separately to obtain more information.

2021 Scholarship and Awards Committee Members

Francisca Antman (chair)

University of Colorado Boulder

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

Syracuse University

Robert Santillano

California Policy Lab @ UCLA

2021 ASHE Executive Board

Jose Manuel Fernandez


University of Louisville

Sandra Orozco-Aleman


Mississippi State University

Monica Garcia-Perez


St. Cloud State University

Juan DelaCruz

Vice-President of Communications

Lehman College

Alberto Dávila


Southeast Missouri State University

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