The Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) is soliciting applications for graduate student travel awards. Two grants will be awarded to offset travel expenses for the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Up to $1250 will be awarded to each recipient, based on expected travel costs and merit. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2015. Awards will be announced by May 25, 2015.
A qualifying applicant must be a current graduate student engaged at an accredited college, university, or other institution in an applied economics field that addresses topics consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. To address CWAE’s goal of engaging a broader community of members in professional networking, the awardee must be a current member of CWAE (membership is free with an AAEA student membership) and must agree to attend the CWAE/COSBAE/EXT luncheon at the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting (luncheon registration will be paid by CWAE). CWAE is open to the entire community of AAEA members. Those who have been awarded other AAEA grants to attend the 2015 AAEA Annual Meeting are not eligible for consideration.
Applications must be submitted online using the Google Docs form available at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/DKBCua7arB. The form will ask you to submit the following information:
- Your name, email address, and phone number.
- The institution and department at which you are currently enrolled, degree program underway, anticipated graduate date, and a brief summary of your research field.
- Proposed travel budget.
- In no more than 150 words, please describe your planned participation in the Annual Meeting.
- In no more than 300 words, please address the following: What do you see as the key role(s) for CWAE in the future? What do you see as the benefits to membership in CWAE and how do you plan to remain engaged with the section?