Monday, February 27, 2012

Mellon Fund Competition

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the spring 2012 competition for support of graduate student research. Support is provided by the College Dean’s discretionary account for up to $1,000 for research expenses, and up to $500 for conference travel. Funds are also available from the Robyn Rafferty Mathias gift to support international travel for research associated with a thesis or dissertation. Total awards for any purpose should not exceed $1,000 per academic year. Exceptions to the $1,000 limit may be made for exceptional proposals involving international travel.

Applications to support the preparation of external grant proposals by graduate students are encouraged. Students planning to use funds to carry out research on human subjects or animals must have approval by the appropriate group, either the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), prior to the awarding of any funds. Please note that equipment purchased with this funding is the property of American University. Awardees of international travel funds must present their results at the College of Arts and Sciences Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference. All funds must be used within one year of receiving the award.

Feel free to contact Prof. Reynolds for more information.

FTC Internships

The Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission is seeking applications for summer internships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, detail-oriented, and highly motivated by the FTC's antitrust and/or consumer protection mission. They must show an interest in mathematics, statistics, and economics. Students from undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs are welcome.

Internships may be paid.

To apply, e-mail a copy of your resume, cover letter, transcript, to by 5:00pm on Friday, March 23.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CBO Summer Internships--February 29 Deadline

The application deadline for the Congressional Budget Office's 2012 Volunteer Summer Internship Program is February 29, 2012. This is an ideal internship for graduate students in economics, public policy/administration, finance, public health, and related degrees to work on nonpartisan economic or budgetary analyses.

You can find out more information on the internship program at
and students can apply directly online at
In addition to adding some general information, students will need to submit contact information for 2 references (preferably one academic and one employment) and unofficial transcripts with spring coursework. First-year graduate students must also submit an unofficial undergraduate transcript.