Thursday, May 1, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED Call for Applications: C-FARE/AAEA Early Career Professionals Leadership Award

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE), with support from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) TrustEarly Career Professionals Leadership Award applications from young and beginning members of the agricultural and applied economics profession.
The six final award recipients will participate in a two-day program in Washington, DC from June 19-20, 2014. The program will expose the young leaders to federal funding opportunities and train them to be exceptional science policy communicators. This award represents an excellent opportunity for AAEA members to enhance their careers through networking and outreach.

Example Agenda 
  • Day 1 AM - Navigating funding opportunities at the federal level (unconfirmed): US Department of Agriculture;  National Science Foundation; and/or US Department of Interior. 
  • Day 1 PM -Congressional/science policy communications training.
  • Day 2 All -Visit with Members of Congress and their staff in the Congressional Office Buildings in Washington DC.
C-FARE and AAEA will select recipients based on professional merit, guarantee of matching funds, and anticipated use of event information and training. Applicants must be an Early Career Professional member of AAEA. 
To apply for this opportunity, please send the following to
  • Your name, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number;
  • Your current status, including department and institution at which employed, brief summary of research area, funding, and professional rank;
  • Description of your interest in and anticipated use of the workshop information and training (700 words);
  • Proposed travel budget, including funding sources available, such as from your institution; and
  • A nomination letter from a department, division head, or supervisor which includes a statement of nomination as well as financial support for travel expenses incurred beyond those provided by C-FARE. (Thanks to support from the AAEA Trust, 2 nights lodging will be provided along with four meals (breakfast/lunch) in D.C.)  
Deadline: Nomination documents should be submitted electronically in a single PDF to C-CFARE at by May 5, 2014.* The C-FARE Board of Directors and the Chair of the AAEA Trust will review the applications. 
*Deadline has been extended to May 12, 2014.

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