Financial Support/Grants

The Association offers the following financial support to its members

Conference Sponsorship

The Association invites applications for funding towards the costs of organizing conferences which are intended as a forum for disseminating research in applied econometrics.  We are now only accepting applications for Conferences taking place in 2015.

The funding is offered as part of Association’s remit to advancing and supporting research in the field of Applied Econometrics, and disseminating the results of such useful research to the public. In most cases the Association anticipates that it will provide partial funding of up to US$3,000.

A successful application will, in general, be based upon a conference designed to attract experts in their respective fields. There are no geographical restrictions. Conferences that provide externalities to a large number of researchers are good candidates, as are smaller conferences with high impact in the field of Applied Econometrics. Conferences that have open call for papers are preferred. Applications should be sent at least 6 months before the Conference date.

There are no geographical restrictions. It is particularly hoped that the grant will be used to help young researchers to present their work at conferences rather than to support travelling expenses for keynote speakers.

Funds are granted on the condition that the contribution is acknowledged in the conference programme and publicity material and in any published proceedings which might follow.

Further details may be obtained from the Association, and applications should be made in writing to the same place.  Please see our Contact page for more details.

Requests are invited from all areas of applied econometrics.

Journal of Applied Econometrics Dissertation Prize

The Association wishes to draw your attention to the Journal of Applied Econometrics Dissertation Prize, launched in 2002, and invites submission of nominations. The Prize is open to PhD students in economics writing a dissertation with a substantive empirical application. Students who are still working on their dissertation, or who complete their dissertation in the period September 2012 – August 2013, qualify as suitable candidates. The empirical application may be in any field, such as labour economics, monetary economics, empirical finance, business cycle, international trade, public economics, and applied topics in the field of microeconomics.

Nominations must be submitted by 15 July 2013, and must include a draft dissertation chapter or other paper taken from the dissertation, and two covering letters: one from a faculty member with knowledge of the dissertation work, and one from the student. Nominations should be sent to the  JAE Editorial Office, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, 3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP 300, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253, USA, or by e-mail to

In the evaluation of nominations, the emphasis will be on the careful and rigorous application of econometric techniques and the appropriate interpretation of the results. The economic content of the nominated chapter or paper will be stressed. Clear expression and good use of English are important.

Successful applicants will be selected and notified by 30 September 2013 and will receive a prize of $2,500 each for research support. It is a condition of the prize that the Journal of Applied Econometrics is given first refusal to publish the dissertation supported by the award.