Scholarships and Grants

NEW THIS MONTHNew This Month December  2016

NEW THIS MONTHThe Puerto Rican National Day Parade, Inc. is sponsoring 100 scholarships ($2,000 each) for Puerto Rican students (high school seniors and college/university students).  The deadline is February 20th

More information about the PRNDP can be found here:  Please note that ASHE’s Edwin Melendez (CUNY Hunter College ( received the 2010 Educational Leadership Honoree award from the NPRDP. 


NEW THIS MONTHJob Opening: Assistant Professor of Economics 

The Department of Politics, Economics and Law at SUNY College at Old Westbury is seeking applications for an economist with a Ph.D. for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate economics courses in our interdisciplinary and political economy curriculum, as well as in our forthcoming economics major.  As part of their responsibilities, candidates should be comfortable teaching core courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (at the principles level to interdisciplinary students and intermediate level to economics majors), and Statistics.  Candidates who can also teach elective courses in the fields of emerging economies, the economies of the Pacific Rim (especially China) or Europe (especially the European Union/Euro Zone), and/or Environmental Economics will receive priority.  Salary is competitive and negotiable.  The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.  Closing date for applications is December 31, 2016 Located on Long Island about 11 miles from New York City, SUNY College at Old Westbury enrolls 4,400 students, including 200 graduate students.  For more details, please refer to our website at 

To apply and view the complete vacancy announcement please visit: 

NEW THIS MONTHCentre College invites applications for a tenure-track position in economics at the assistant professor level, any field, beginning August 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics completed by August 2017. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Ability to offer financial economics or empirical economics courses would be especially welcome.

The successful candidate will display a commitment to excellent teaching, scholarship, and mentoring undergraduates in a residential liberal arts college. In addition to field courses, the successful candidate will contribute core courses such as principles and intermediate theory courses to the major program.  The program encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

To apply, please go to Please include a letter expressing your interest in Centre College, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation which address both teaching and scholarship, a sample of scholarly writing, a short essay on your approach to teaching addressed to our senior economics majors, and if available, teaching evaluations. To be considered for an interview at the 2017 ASSA meeting, please apply by Nov. 15. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NEW THIS MONTHGraduate Program in Economics at Colorado State University (CSU). We have made some significant changes in recent years to enrich and upgrade both the MA and PhD programs, and are very excited about what we have to offer.

The global crisis of 2008 and its aftermath calls for a broader training in economics that emphasizes the role of institutions, economic policy, and the history of economic ideas. We take pride in having built a program that combines a rigorous formal and empirical training with an unusual emphasis on alternative approaches to Economics.

Our department ranks among the top 5 programs in Political Economy and among the top 25 in Regional Economic Analysis, according to recently published rankings. Moreover, our faculty and students are pursuing cutting-edge research in fields like Development Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, and Public Economics. The quality of our training and research is reflected in our graduates’ excellent placement record in both academic and non-academic jobs.

Our graduate students are of increasingly diverse backgrounds, nationalities, gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and first generation student status. We strive to build a community where different perspectives contribute to a healthy, open intellectual exchange.

CSU is located in Fort Collins, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. The area offers a spectacular array of outdoor opportunities as well as a variety of cultural events throughout the year.    

 More information about our Department is available on our website:  

Sloan Economics Fellowships

The William R. Waters Research Grant, 2016-17

The Association for Social Economics announces that applications are now being taken for the William R. Waters Research Grant. The research grant is for promising graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have not yet completed their dissertation, those holding post-doctoral positions, and for new faculty members who have not yet been granted tenure or who are tenured but have not yet achieved the rank of Associate Professor. The current amount of the annual grant is up to $5000.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Research Grant is November 16th, 2016. The grant will be disbursed in January and is intended to support research pursued in 2017.

Please find the Waters Grant Announcement and application instructions here:

The purpose of the William R. Waters Research Grant Program is to inspire scholars to organize their research in social economics and social economy along the lines suggested by William Waters in his 1988 presidential address to the Association for Social Economics.

“The major concern of social economics is explaining the economy in its broadest aspects; that is, showing how human beings deal with the ordinary business of using human and physical resources to achieve a level of material comfort. Explanation includes cultural, political, and ethical details as they are needed for a full understanding. As in any economics, there are three parts to social economics. First is the philosophical base of the social economist, which may or may not be a reflection of the philosophical base or ethos of the society he/she is studying. Social economics (or any economics) builds upon it. It is the hard core as in the recent popular literature of the philosophy of science. The second part of the discipline is a description of the significant characteristics of the economy. The economist must observe the multiplicity of economic reality and abstract those characteristics that are substantive. The two together, the philosophical premises and the empirical observations, will determine the third part of the discipline, social economic policy. Policy formulation is thus a mix of the first two. [William R. Waters, “Social Economics: A Solidarist Perspective,” Review of Social Economy, 1988, p. 113 ff.].

Please direct any inquiries about eligibility or other matters to Professor George DeMartino, University of Denver, at

2017 Focus Program at Georgia Tech

Invitation by The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Focus is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.  Focus Scholars are juniors and seniors while Focus Fellows are doctoral students nearing the completion of the Ph.D., or newly minted Ph.D./Post-Docs. Participants come from across the nation to visit Georgia Tech’s campus on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (January 12-15, 2017). All accepted scholars will receive paid accommodations, meals, and transportation subsidies. Interested students must apply for travel stipends and participation by October 31, 2016, at

Benefits of Focus

  • Learn first-hand about Georgia Tech’s graduate degree programs.
  • Hear about financial resources and opportunities for advanced study and research
  • Visit academic units, meet with faculty and tour research laboratories.
  • Obtain assistance with the graduate school application process.
  • Network with more than 100 scholars with similar interests.

Why Georgia Tech?

  • #7 best Public University in the Nation (US News & World Report)
  • #1 producer of minority recipients of Engineering PhDs; including, #1 producer for African-Americans; #2 for Hispanic-Americans; and #1 producer of Asian-Americans.
  • The Nunn School offers unique concentrations in Cybersecurity (jointly with Computer Science) and Science and Technology Innovations in International Affairs

About the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

The Sam Nunn School is part of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. The School offers graduate studies that focus on the intersection of science, technology, international relations, and policy. The Nunn School integrates Georgia Tech’s cutting edge technological resources with global perspectives that are theoretically grounded and oriented toward practice, policy and leadership. The Master’s Degree in International Affairs enables graduates to assume professional positions within business, government, and international organizations. Students have the unique opportunity to tailor their program of study through elective offerings in the School and interdisciplinary programs in economics, management, public policy, computer science, engineering, and other fields. A concentration is Cybersecurity is offered jointly with the College of Computing. The School also offers a Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science, and Technology. The degree provides an unparalleled opportunity for students, with backgrounds in politics or science and technology, to deepen their understanding of international affairs through the advanced study of sub-fields such as international relations theory, international security, international political economy, comparative politics, and methods for social scientific research. The School also provides opportunities for Post-Doctoral Studies:  

For more information contact: Prof Danny Boston::

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago. With support from the Andrew G. Mellon Foundation, IUPLR will select fellows through five designated research centers:

The Center for Mexican American Studies ,Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies 
The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA
The Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago