American Economic Association Summer Economics Fellows Program

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a host institution of the AEA Summer Economics Fellows Program.

Through our participation, we seek to promote efforts to increase diversity in the economics profession by supporting early career faculty to pursue academic research that explores how inequality affects economic growth and stability.

Fellowships are open to all economists without regard to gender, race, or ethnicity, although the goal of the program is to advance the careers of women and members of underrepresented communities.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. You may apply directly to the Summer Economics Fellows Program through the AEA’s application portal. Applicants interested in joining Equitable Growth should indicate this preference on the application form. In addition to the application form, a resume and a one-page description of proposed research is required. We encourage applicants interested in joining Equitable Growth to include goals on how spending time with us would further your career and/or research, especially as those goals relate to policy engagement, in the comment box on the application form. Visit the main AEA program website for more information on how to apply, including the application deadline. In previous years, the deadline was on or about February 1.
  1. You may also apply for an early career grant and indicate interest in being considered for the fellowship at the end of the application form. By selecting “Yes,” you are agreeing to be considered for both programs. Selecting this option will not lower your chances of receiving a research grant. However, applicants who accept a fellowship offer are unlikely to also receive a research grant during the same cycle.

Selected participants will have access to Equitable Growth’s grantee resources during and after the fellowship term. These resources include opportunities to present research to members of the Equitable Growth academic network for feedback, professional development and mentorship, trainings, and exposure to how to make research relevant for today’s policy debates and accessible to the policymaking community.

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