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The American Economist

ODE Grants for Chapter Projects

2024-2025

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, UP TO $1,000, TO SUPPORT SPECIAL PROJECTS OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS. THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA APPLY:

  • All funding must support activities of an active ODE chapter.

  • Priority will be given to proposals where the chapter actively seeks outside matching funding and where multiple chapters are involved. Matching funds may come from students, the institution, or outside sources.

  • The maximum grant is $500 for chapters without matching funds.  Ode will match one-for-one any external funds obtained by the chapter for the project up to an additional $500.  The maximum grant from ODE is therefore $500 without matching funds and $1000 with $500 in matching funds provided by the chapter. The maximum grant from ODE is $1000 thus supporting a $1500 project.

  • First priority will be given to projects that enhance student development in economics, such as:

    • sponsorship of an outside speaker;

    • activities that encourage scholarly interaction between students and faculty;

    • support of student-produced newsletters, tutoring, community service.

    • Travel may be supported, with priority for student presentations at conferences. Preference is for trips that involve a number of students. Trips to visit an economic institution, such as a regional Fed, receive lower priority.

Grants will not be provided for capital expenditures, initiation dinners, chapter meetings, student wages, etc. Chapters may not receive support for two consecutive years.

Application Process:

All applications must include:

1.  A description of the activity/project, with dates, participants, and anticipated outcome for the chapter and students.

2.  A detailed budget, including all sources of funds.

One EXAMPLE of a well-thought out and clearly presented proposal comes from Clarion University.

Chapters receiving an award must submit a brief report following the activity, along with receipts that account for all grant funds. Failure to do so will render that chapter ineligible for future grants.

Submit written proposals to:

Chapter Project Committee
Omicron Delta Epsilon
P.O. Box 2096
Fairhope, AL 36533

Electronic submissions are accepted by email.

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2024 grants: April 30, 2024
Spring 2025 grants: October 31, 2024

 

 

Announcements

ODE Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Chapter advisors, the February 1 deadline for nominations will be here before you know it. Each year up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions to recognize students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Nominations are made by chapter advisors. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving student and ODE member.

The winner of the 2023 Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published in The American Economist in 2023 is Jens Schubert of the University of Delaware. The winning article, "The Effect of Gender on Study Effort: Nudges Versus Market Incentive," was published in Volume 68, Vol. 1. (March 2023)

ODE SUPERSTARS
Mario Solis-Garcia received the 2023 Distinguished Advisor Award for his outstanding service as advisor to the Macalester chapter of ODE.

The winner of the ODE Graduate Research Award for 2023 is Jancy Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology). Jancy will receive a check for $2,000 and the opportunity to submit the winning paper for publication in The American Economist.

The 2023 ODE Undergraduate Research Paper prize of $1,000 went to Charles Hunt of Lycoming College. His chapter will also receive $200 in his name.

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