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The AAEA Trust funds a wide variety of projects that fit within its mission. The majority of those programs are funded through the general call for proposals. However, several smaller projects have their own call for submissions, which are also listed below.

AAEA Trust Call for Proposals

The AAEA Trust accepts proposals that support graduate student and young professional development and/or enhance the Annual Meeting, broaden participation in AAEA, reach out to new groups, and/or broaden the horizons of the current membership. Those proposals selected will be funded through one of the four support categoriesRead more »

Special Purpose Funds

The funds donated to a Special Purpose Fund can only be used by that fund for its stated purposes. As such, each fund has its own call for submissions, providing details on the type of project it is looking to support.

Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship Applications

The Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship provides an opportunity for young female scholars working on food, agricultural, or resource issues to collaborate with an established expert at another university, institution, or firm. Read more »

Uma Lele Special Purpose Fund

The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Fund provides fellowships for early career scholars in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to work with distinguished mentors in US universities on cutting edge, policy-relevant research. Read more »

Chester O. McCorkle Jr. Student Scholarship Applications

The Chester O. McCorkle Jr. Student Scholarship supports applied research by a graduate student on economic issues relating to agriculture. Read more »

Luther G. Tweeten Scholarship Applications

Luther G. Tweeten Special Purpose Fund provides support for graduate student research on socioeconomic problems of Africa, especially addressing issues of food, population, and environment that affect economic development, poverty, and food security. Read more »

Travel Grants for Economists from Low Income or Lower-middle Income Countries

The Trust provides full travel grants each year for several economists from low income or lower-middle income countries to attend the AAEA Annual Meeting. The funds for these travel grants are provided by a grant from USDA-ERS. Read more »