Dissertation Fellowship Award

2017 ASHE ANNUAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP AWARD & APPLICATION

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is pleased to announce it is seeking applications for the 2017 ASHE Annual Dissertation Fellowship (ADF) Award.

One of the affiliated members of the Allied Social Science Association, ASHE is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession. Currently, Hispanics represent over 16 percent of the United States’ population, but only about 3 percent of full-time Economics faculty in U.S. post-secondary institutions.

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.

The ASHE Dissertation Fellowship (ADF) is designed with these goals in mind by providing one $1,000 award stipend to help offset expenses for a graduate student who will be working on a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics or a closely related field in 2017. The award will be made to an individual who, in the judgment of the ASHE ADF Selection Committee, shows promise of future achievement as a scholar and teacher, particularly if this achievement is in line with the goals of ASHE. An additional awardee (Honorable Mention) will receive a $100 award to help offset ancillary costs (e.g., photocopying) associated with working on the dissertation.

2017 ADF Award Stipend and Benefits

• $1,000 stipend, to be mailed to the recipient on or before October 15, 2017;

• The option to have an ASHE Board member or other suitable ASHE member professionally review an academic paper that the recipient plans to submit for publication within 24 months of the award;

• $10 donation to ASHE to cover a one-year membership at the Graduate Student Level; and

• A one-year student membership to the American Economic Association.

2017 ADF Honorable Mention Award

• $100 award, to be mailed to the recipient on or before October 15, 2017;

• The option to have an ASHE Board member or other suitable ASHE member professionally review an academic paper that the recipient plans to submit for publication within 24 months of the award; and

• $10 donation to ASHE to cover a one-year membership at the Graduate Student Level.

Conditions of Fellowships

The recipient of the 2017 ASHE SDF Award must be working on his or her doctoral dissertation/thesis in Economics or a closely related field during 2017. The recipient must agree to

• Update the ASHE Board no later than April 1, 2018 concerning their dissertation progress and anticipated dissertation completion date.

• Explicitly acknowledge the ASHE ADF award in the list of acknowledgements in the final version of his or her doctoral dissertation/thesis.

• Agree to allow his or her name to be used in announcements regarding ASHE ADF awards. These conditions are also required of the honorable mention awardee.

Eligibility to apply for the 2017 ASHE ADF is limited to:

• U.S. citizens and legal residents who are currently enrolled full-time in a fully accredited, nonprofit U.S. institution of higher education, and who will have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Economics (or a closely related field), except for the completion of the doctoral dissertation/thesis, by September 1, 2017;*

• Ph.D. students who will be working on a doctoral dissertation in Economics (or a closely related field) in 2017 that focuses on economic/policy issues in line with the goals of ASHE;

• Individuals who expect to complete all of the requirements for their Ph.D. degree no earlier than December 2017 and no later than December 2018;

• Individuals who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level;

• Individuals who have not previously earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Required Materials

• Completed ASHE ADF Application, including a Dissertation Abstract (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) and a Personal Statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes: (1) the applicant’s background, (2) how the ASHE ADF Award will help the applicant,

(3) the applicant’s career goals (e.g., research agenda and teaching expectations), and (4) where applicable, how these career goals are consistent with the primary goals of ASHE;

• Curriculum Vita;

• One signed letter of reference from a member (preferably the Chair) of the doctoral dissertation/thesis committee. In addition to discussing why the applicant should be considered for this award, the letter should verify that the applicant will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by September 1, 2017, except for the completion of the doctoral dissertation/thesis.

Application Deadline

All application materials (completed application, CV, and signed letter of reference) must be submitted electronically to luisa.blancoraynal@pepperdine.edu no later than  Friday, September 15 2017 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time for full consideration. Please contact this same email address with questions about the application.

APPLICATION