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Our Mentoring Program

Acknowledging potential challenges and gaps that may be unique to PhD students from underrepresented minorities (URM), LGBTQIA++ community (broadly defined), first-generation college, or from nationalities outside of the US, the MENTORING arm of AMIE will undertake the following activities:

  • Deliver capability building workshops for mentees on high-impact topics such as:
    • Navigating academia (e.g., applying for funding, refereeing experience, publications, network, seminars)
    • Navigating the job market (e.g., presentation skills, transitioning to academia, think tank, NGOs, non-academia)
  • Long-term mentorship between AMIE mentees and established AMIE mentors (e.g., one to one, or in mentorship groups)
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship
  • Establish buddy-system among mentees
  • Host events to raise awareness around mental health and general well-being

We will recruit mentees through open calls. The first cohort of 2021 consists of 32 students selected through our 1st Workshop in Applied Microeconomics. We will scale up the program, and announce a call in early 2022, for the mentee cohort of 2022.

Please get in touch with us to learn about ways in which you can partner. Individual researchers (both academic and non-academic) as well as research organizations and universities are welcome! Contact us here, or email us at info@econmentoring.org

See our Mentors and Mentees pages to meet the cohort of 2021-22

Mentoring Coordinators for 2021-22 are Rob Jensen and Nishith Prakash

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Racial Non-discrimination Policy

Association for Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics (AMIE) admits individuals of any race, color, religion, creed, caste, tribe, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status to all the rights privileges, scholarly activities, programs made available to members of AMIE. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, caste, tribe, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in the administration of our mentorship or other programs. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of AMIE. Please contact us if you have questions.
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