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ODE Grants for Chapter Projects



  • 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






NEW PRICING ON MERCHANDISE: Please note that there has been a minimal increase in the price of some ODE honor merchandise, due to a corresponding increase in our cost of these items
NEW APPLICATION FORMS: The application forms have been revised to reflect changes in merchandise pricing and in delivery options of The American Economist. Please destroy any prior forms to avoid delays in processing, and download current forms from the website.
ODE and The American Economist are proud to announce their affiliation with Sage Publishing beginning with the spring issue of 2016. This new partnership will allow our prestigious journal to be available in an online format, something subscribers have been requesting, and allow the journal to expand in availability, readership, and convenience for authors and subscribers.

NEW MEMBERS will now receive free on-line access to The American Economist as part of their membership benefits. Print subscriptions will be available on request only at the special student rate of $20 per year.

Deadlines: August 1 is the deadline for submitting papers for the Fisher and Taussig article awards.


ODE EXECUTIVE BOARD: With the upcoming retirement of Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict from the Executive Board, a position for Vice-president will come available. Nominations for this position should be sent to Dr. Kathryn Nantz, ODE President and chair of the nominating committee ([email protected]). Self-nominations should include letters of recommendation and support from a dean or department chair. ODE’s Biennial Convention will be held in conjunction with the ASSA meetings in San Francisco in January 2016. Election of Executive Board officers for the 2016-2018 term will take place at the start of the Biennial Convention. A slate of officers will be sent to all chapters by November 1, 2015.

Distinguished Advisor Award: The ODE Distinguished Chapter Advisor Award for outstanding service is presented every other year at the Biennial Convention in conjunction with the ASSA meetings. Students and faculty can nominate an ODE chapter advisor based on longevity and/or outstanding service to the chapter and to the society. Self-nominations are also accepted with a letter of recommendation from a dean or department chair. The award consists of a plaque and $500. The deadline for nominations for 2016 is August 31, 2015.
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