AEA Summer Program is currently accepting applications – Due January 31, 2020

Prospective Students:

The AEA Summer Program is currently accepting applications for their last summer at Michigan State University in 2020.

The AEA Summer Program aims to broaden participation and increase diversity in the economics profession to ensure that more traditionally under-represented views and backgrounds contribute to scholarship in the field. Our program prepares students for the rigor of graduate studies, particularly at the Ph.D. level, through two months of intensive training in microeconomics, math, econometrics, and research methods. Our students also have unique opportunities to network with leading economists in academia, government, and the private sector. 

Our program runs from May 28 to July 26, 2020. All students enrolled in the program are required to be at MSU for the entirety of the program. They will be provided room and board on the MSU campus during their stay in East Lansing; furthermore, each student receives a meal card to MSU’s Brody cafeteria. All US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for scholarship assistance, which includes a $3,250 stipend. Accepted students are also provided with round-trip travel to and from East Lansing, MI. At the end of the program, all students have the opportunity to present their research at the AEA Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference in front of many accomplished economists.

We invite interested individuals to visit our website and apply to be part of our summer 2020 cohort.

To apply, please review the requirements listed on our website ( and complete our application (

A completed MSU AEA Summer Program application must be RECEIVED by January 31, 2020. For an application to be complete, we must receive your College/University Fall 2019 transcript(s), two letters of recommendation with a minimum of one from faculty, two short essay responses, and your resume/CV.