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The American Economist

ODE Grants for Chapter Projects

2016-2017

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, UP TO $1000, TO SUPPORT SPECIAL PROJECTS OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS. THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA APPLY:

  • All funding must support activities of an active ODE chapter.

  • Priority will be given to proposals where the chapter actively seeks outside matching funding and where multiple chapters are involved. Matching funds may come from students, the institution, or outside sources.

  • The maximum grant is $500 for chapters without matching funds.  Ode will match one-for-one any external funds obtained by the chapter for the project up to an additional $500.  The maximum grant from ODE is therefore $500 without matching funds and $1000 with $500 in matching funds provided by the chapter. The maximum grant from ODE is $1000 thus supporting a $1500 project.

  • First priority will be given to projects that enhance student development in economics, such as:

    • sponsorship of an outside speaker;

    • activities that encourage scholarly interaction between students and faculty;

    • support of student-produced newsletters, tutoring, community service.

    • Travel may be supported, with priority for student presentations at conferences. Preference is for trips that involve a number of students. Trips to visit an economic institution, such as a regional Fed, receive lower priority.

Grants will not be provided for capital expenditures, initiation dinners, chapter meetings, student wages, etc. Chapters may not receive support for two consecutive years.

Application Process:

All applications must include:

1.  A description of the activity/project, with dates, participants, and anticipated outcome for the chapter and students.

2.  A detailed budget, including all sources of funds.

One EXAMPLE of a well-thought out and clearly presented proposal comes from Clarion University.

Chapters receiving an award must submit a brief report, along with receipts that account for all grant funds. Submit written proposals to:

Chapter Project Committee
Omicron Delta Epsilon
P.O. Box 2096
Fairhope, AL 36533

Electronic submissions are accepted by email.

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2017 grants: October 31, 2016
Fall 2017 grants: April 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

ODE Superstars

ODE is pleased to announce the winners of the annual paper competitions. The winner of the Irving Fisher Award for 2016 is Bibek Adhikari of Tulane University (now assistant professor at Illinois State University-Normal). The winner of the Frank W. Taussig undergraduate award is Benny Goldman of Macalester College.

Call for Nominations:

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017 for the Distinguished Advisor award, recognizing service to ODE. Nominations are accepted from ODE chapter officers, economics faculty, and department chairs or deans. Self-nominations are accepted with a letter of support from the department chair or dean.

Two positions as vice-presidents will be open on the ODE Executive Board in the 2018 elections. Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017 and should be sent to the Nominations Committee chaired by ODE Executive President Alan Grant at

[email protected]. New officers will be voted on during the Biennial Convention held during the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018.

Deadlines

February 1, 2017

Deadline for nominations for Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leader Award, which provides recognition to students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions. Faculty advisors are encouraged to nominate deserving students in their chapters.

April 30, 2017

Chapter reporting form  is due - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website in Chapter News. Any outstanding grant reports for 2016 grants should be received no later than this date as well.

The deadline for proposals for Chapter Project Grants for the fall of 2017 is April 30. Please read and follow grant guidelines.

May 15, 2017

Deadline for submitting form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session in Philadelphia in January 2018 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.

In January 2018, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) will sponsor a graduate-student session at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association in Philadelphia. This session, which is sponsored jointly by ODE and the AEA, will include three or four papers, each with a presenter and a discussant. ODE invites submissions from all fields of economics. This session will likely feature papers from a variety of fields unless a common theme arises from the submissions.

ODE invites submissions from all graduate students. Papers chosen for this session are eligible for submission to The American Economist and automatically entered into ODE's Irving Fisher Graduate Article Competition. Moreover, graduate students who are members of ODE are eligible for Benjamin M. Friedman Travel Awards. Each award reimburses documented-travel and lodging expenses up to $500. Membership in ODE must be confirmed by a letter from a Chapter Advisor.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies