The 2022 Annual Meeting of the National Tax Association will take place from Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida. The Equity & Inclusion Travel Fellowship provides conference travel funding with the goal of increasing participation in and creating long-lasting relationships with the National Tax Association and its activities among underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students and early career Ph.D.s/J.D.s engaged in the theory and practice of public finance, including public taxation, spending, and borrowing. The Fellowships will cover hotel, conference registration, and a travel cost offset.
Underrepresented minority scholars face a variety of systemic barriers and may lack peers, role models, or mentors in their own departments and networks. Professional conferences, like the NTA, are a helpful place to build relationships outside of one’s own academic and professional settings. The aim of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for junior scholars to participate in and network with the NTA community.
The application deadline was September 15th. Decisions will be communicated to applicants the week of October 3rd.
All Ph.D. or J.D. advanced graduate students (4th year or later for Ph.D. candidates, 2nd or 3rd year for law students) or early career graduates (fewer than 6 years since graduate degree) with interests in the theory and practice of public finance, who are members of an underrepresented minority group. Underrepresented minorities include persons who identify as American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American origin) or, Pacific Islander. Eligible fellowship recipients will also be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA). Applicants must plan to attend the NTA conference in-person.
The travel fellowship is inspired by the successful American Economic Association URM Travel Grants and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Equity and Inclusion Fellowships. Fellowship recipients will receive:
- Two nights’ accommodations at the conference hotel
- $599 to be used toward their travel expenses
- Registration fee waiver
- A complimentary one-year membership to the NTA
Recipients will also have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor. Additionally, job candidates on the market may indicate if they would like to have a practice job market interview conducted by a senior researcher.
Admission to Fellowship
The program will be able to accommodate approximately 5 fellowship winners. If demand for the fellowship exceeds this number, slots will determined based on research interest fit with the NTA. Applicants will be notified about their admission status in early October 2022.
Steven Dean, Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Tatiana Homonoff, Laura Kawano, Elena Patel, & Michael Udell
The funding for this event is generously provided by the NTA and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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