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September 2017 Issue 19


AAEA Trust:
Call for Proposals

The AAEA Trust Committee and Executive Board are seeking proposals for programs or projects that:

  • Support development of graduate students and early career professionals
  • Deepen participation in AAEA or reach out to new groups
  • Enhance the AAEA Annual Meeting

Funds donated to the unrestricted and student and early career professional development categories of the AAEA Trust will be used to fund proposals approved by the AAEA Trust Committee and Executive Board. Proposals from AAEA Committees and Sections are encouraged. Please note the Trust does not fund individual research projects, nor does it retroactively fund activities that have already taken place. Please contact Trust Committee Chair Jayson Lusk at if you would like to discuss your proposal ideas before submission.
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Anthony Grano Scholarship Award:
Call for Applications

The AAEA Trust is now accepting applications for the Anthony Grano Scholarship Award. Two scholarships of $1,250 will be awarded to academically successful, highly motivated students in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline with an interest in agricultural policy and the policy formation process. The scholarship will support recipients to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with senior staff from USDA, Congressional offices, and agricultural trade associations and commodity organizations.

Eligible applicants will be graduate students in either agricultural economics or economics with an agricultural emphasis in any U.S. university. The application deadline is Monday, October 16, 2017.
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Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship:
Call for Applications

The Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship provides an opportunity for early career women scholars working on food, agricultural, or resource issues to collaborate with an established expert at another university, institution, or firm.

At least one (1) Fellowship of up to $2,500 will be awarded for use during the 2018 calendar year. The funding is designed to cover the costs of travel and expenses for the awardee to work directly with the mentor on a specific project. Preference will be given to new mentoring relationships as opposed to continuing an existing one. The application deadline is Monday, October 16, 2017.
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Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award:
Call For Applications

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust is now accepting applications for the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award.  The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award supports a mentorship relationship with a view to promote high quality research of a policy/problem solving nature in countries with food insecurity and environmental pressures. It is meant to promote collaboration between an early career scholar who is a citizen of and resides in a developing country and a distinguished mentor.

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McCorkle Scholarship:
Call for Applications

The AAEA Trust Committee is accepting applications for the 2018 Chester O. McCorkle Jr. Student Scholarship. This scholarship will support applied research by a graduate student on economic issues relating to agriculture. At least one (1) scholarship of up to $2,000 will be awarded. Funds can be used for research related expenses, data collection, tuition and program related expenses such as fees, books, supplies and equipment, provided the items are required of all students in the program.

Applications are due Monday, October 16, 2017.
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Call for Nominations:
AAEA President-Elect and Directors

The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2018.

Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to Nominations must be received by October 5, 2017.

2018 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Save the Date

The 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., will take place on August 5-7, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

The Call for Abstract Submissions for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will be due in January, 2018. Keep an eye out for future Exchange issues with more information.

AAEA/AARES Heading South Award:
Call for Applications

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 2018 AARES Conference in Adelaide. It is available to members of AARES or AAEA who 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 2018 AARES Annual Conference to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from February 6-9, 2018.
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Other News

China Agricultural Economic Review:
Complimentary Issue

Complimentary access to the special issue " Attitudes towards and Impact of GM Technology: Policy and Implications for China"

China Agricultural Economic Review is pleased to announce the publication of a significant special issue on genetically modified (GM) technology, its policy and implications for China. The selected manuscripts were carefully reviewed by a group of experts from China, Canada and other countries. It is led by distinguished field expert, Dr. Jikun Huang, the Founder and Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) and a Professor of Agricultural Economics in the School of Advanced Agriculture, Peking University in China.
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Call for Papers:
The Journal of Consumer Affairs and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission announce a
Special Issue and Symposium on: “Effective Financial Capability Interventions for Economically Vulnerable Individuals and Families”

The Journal of Consumer Affairs (JCA) and the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) invite papers for a special issue and a symposium on “Effective Financial Capability Interventions for Economically Vulnerable Individuals and Families.” Papers are sought that rigorously explore the effect of financial education or other financial capability interventions on changes in measurable financial behaviors or other outcomes. Ideally, papers should identify and evaluate programs or approaches for improving the financial capability and financial security of economically vulnerable individuals and families that can be feasibly replicated and implemented in other field settings.
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The 62nd Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference 2018

Join us in 2018 for an exciting program of discussion and social events. The annual AARES conference attracts 250 to 300 delegates from around the world in the fields of agricultural, environmental, food, resource and development economics and agribusiness.

The conference offers pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, mini-symposia, selected and contributed paper sessions and a vibrant social program. The call for paper and poster submissions is now open. Registration will open in October 2017. Please visit the conference website for more information on how to submit a paper/poster proposal.
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2017 FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge:
Call for Participation

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Food Distribution Research Society will be held at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel from Friday October 20 – Tuesday October 24. The Student Food Marketing Challenge will be held October 21 and 22.

The competition provides students the opportunity to play the role of consultants for an industry client, as they apply their knowledge of food distribution, marketing, management, economics, and merchandising to a real world problem. A mystery company issues a challenge on the first day of the competition, after which student teams compete to give a bid presentation to the company’s executive team in the final round. Details about the company are withheld from all teams until the morning of the contest, however registered teams will receive some guidance on preparation two weeks prior.
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Call for Proposals:
UCLA Law School Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program

Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP Program”). The UCLA ALP Program exists to encourage new academic empirical research, with the goal of developing better empirical bases from which to understand, evaluate, and pursue animal law reform. Applicants from a variety of academic disciplinary backgrounds, including economics, sociology, demography, social psychology, moral psychology, medicine, plant-based nutritional science, cognitive science, law, public health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. 
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Journal of Food Products Marketing:
Special Issue on Food Waste

The Journal of Food Products Marketing will launch a new series of special issues exploring Contemporary Topics in Food Marketing. The first special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Brian Roe and Danyi Qi of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University on Food Waste: Marketing Strategies.
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Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Call for Papers

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research addresses a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than stand-alone specialty areas. It also publishes papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters and biodiversity loss, among others.
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:

  • Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
  • Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
  • United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
  • India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
  • Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

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