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The American Economist

ODE Grants for Chapter Projects

2014-2015

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:

Fall 2015 grants: April 30, 2015
Spring 2016 grants: October 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements
Omicron Delta Epsilon congratulates the winner of the 2014 Frank W. Taussig Article Award, Dieu Linh Nguyen. Dieu, of Agnes Scott College, was awarded $1,000 for the entry, "Effects of Minimum Wages on Teenage Childbearing in the United States: Evidence from 1984 to 2004." The Agnes Scott chapter of ODE was awarded $200 in Dieu's name. Honorable mention was awarded to Daniel Deibler of Washington University and Alexander Evans of Villanova University. The deadline for the next Taussig competition and the Fisher competition is August 1, 2015.

The 2014 Michael Szenberg Prize was presented to Bichaka Fayissa and Anca Traian (Middle Tennessee State University) for "Estimation of a Health Production Function: Evidence from East-European Countries" at the advisor reception in Boston in conjunction with the 2015 ASSA meetings. The Szenberg prize recognizes the best article published in the American Economist for the year.

Deadlines:

DEADLINE EXTENDED. The deadline for submitting the Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leader nomination form has been extended to February 15. An email or this form should be sent to the Central Office or to Stacey Jones, Vice-president of Competitions if you wish to nominate an ODE member for this award.

April 30, 2015: Deadline for submitting the following:

 1) Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website.
 2) Proposals for chapter project grants for the fall of 2015.

May 15, 2015: Deadline for submitting the form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session in San Francisco in January 2016 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.

See all: Forms - Deadlines

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