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Call for Applications: 2017 AAEA/AARES Heading South Award

Deadline for applications were due September 16, 2016 and have passed.

The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through the AAEA Trust will jointly offer this travel award to attend the 2017 AARES Conference in Brisbane, Queensland. It is available to members of AARES or AAEA normally resident in North America. Applicants for the award can be a member of either AARES or AAEA but must be a member of AARES to participate in the conference.

 The objective of the award is to provide the winner with an opportunity for professional and personal development and international professional and cultural exchange. The award will have a value of $3,000 USD to be used to assist the winner’s participation in the 2017 AARES Annual Conference to be held in Brisbane, Queensland from February 7-10, 2017.

Selection Process
The 2017 Heading South Selection Committee will be chaired by the AAEA President, Jayson Lusk. Other members will include the President-Elect of AARES, Prof. Quentin Grafton, Dr Joanna MacEwan, President of the AARES North America Branch, and another member of AAEA.

Applications should include:

  • a paper for presentation at the AARES Annual Conference in Brisbane, for which the applicant is the sole or first author and which represents their original and unpublished work,
  • a one-page biographical statement, and
  • a one-page statement in support of their application, indicating what they would hope to accomplish through the award, why they would be deserving of the award, and confirming that they would be unable to attend the conference without this financial support.

Submission Deadlines and Details

Electronic submissions (in PDF form) for this award must be emailed to Brian Mondragón Jones ‎(bmjones@aaea.org) by Friday, September 16, 2016 (for travel in February 2017).