Graduate Student Funding Requests for Economics Ph.D. Students
The Department of Economics is accepting research, data purchase, experiment, and travel funding proposals from Ph.D. students in Economics for; Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 quarters, for Academic Year 2018-2019. Summer 2019 requests(**) will be accepted at a later date.

Travel and experiments for submitted proposals must be (are required) to place place between the below listed dates (NO EXCEPTIONS);

Fall 2018: September 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018
Winter 2019: January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019
Spring 2019: April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019

** Please note that Summer 2019 is: July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019

Students cannot apply for funds for travel, data purchases or experiments that will take place in the ​Fall 2019 academic quarter or any future quarter. Funding proposals will be accepted at a future deadline.

All Economics Ph.D. students in residence at UCSB, in good academic standing, and who are meeting time to degree requirements, are eligible to apply. Travel, data purchases, and experiments for submitted proposals must take place during September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 (the period of the funding it was applied for). No exceptions!

Proposals will be evaluated and approved or denied, by the Faculty Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Richard Startz.

Please also make sure to follow all the requirements for travel funding requests. Remember that receipts are now required (mandatory) to be turned in for travel funding requests.

Also note that the new requirements for funding and in connection with deadlines to process paperwork for funding requests, funds may not be available to you until after you need to make a payment to a credit card you charged.

In addition, those students applying for money for an experiment are required to have the written approval (sent as part of the funding proposal documentation) of the faculty member who runs the experimental reading group, Dr. Ryan Oprea, as well as a written letter of recommendation from their dissertation chair/advisor.

DEADLINES (STRICT DEADLINE, NO EXCEPTIONS)

Fall 2018: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Winter 2019: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

Spring and Summer 2019: Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 5:00pm

Graduate Student Funding Proposals
Date of Application *
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UCSB Perm I.D. # *
Format of Perm I.D. # is: ######=# (i.e. 987654-3)
Your answer
Name of Graduate Student Applicant: *
Please use format of: Last Name, First Name
Your answer
Official UCSB Email Address of Student Requesting Funding *
Your answer
Quarter and Year Started Ph.D. Study at UCSB? (i.e. Fall 2018) *
Your answer
Advanced to Candidacy? (Yes/No): *
Please do not choose "Yes" if you have not officially advanced to candidacy and filed the required paperwork to do so.
Required
Name of Your Faculty Research Advisor/Mentor *
(Your mentor is the person writing your recommendation. If you have advanced to candidacy, this must be your dissertation committee chair).
Your answer
Email Address of Your Faculty Research Mentor *
Please make sure the email address is of the aforementioned faculty member.
Your answer
Project/Proposal Title (and web link to the conference/workshop you propose to attend (when applicable) *
(If funding request is for a data purchase or running an experiment, no web link is required.)
Your answer
Specific objectives of the project and significance *
(for travel awards, explain how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing thesis research)
Your answer
For travel funding requests, did you apply for a UCSB Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant? *
(for travel awards, explain how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing thesis research)
If "Yes", you applied for a UCSB Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant, what date did you apply for it. *
(for travel awards, explain how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing thesis research)
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If you applied for and were awarded a UCSB Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant for the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019), which quarter was the award for? *
(for travel awards, explain how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing thesis research)
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If "No", that you did not apply for a UCSB Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant, why did you not apply for it? *
(for travel awards, explain how attending the conference/workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing thesis research)
Your answer
Expected Dates of Attendance *
If funding request is not for travel or presenting as a conference, please type in "Not Applicable"
Your answer
Total Funding Requested: *
Please format as : $0,000.00 (i.e. $1,235.45)
Your answer
FINAL STEPS (Please read all of the below information carefully in order to apply.)
You are now required to email to grad@econ.ucsb.edu, the documentation of the funding request proposal. Proposals should be written in 12‐point Arial font and be no more than two single‐spaced pages in length (excluding references and budget page).

Each proposal must contain the following:
(1) Name of student and Project/Proposal Title in the top center of the document.

(2) Specific objectives of the project and significance to applicant's research and dissertation. [Travel requests must explain how attending the conference or workshop will contribute to the applicant’s planned or ongoing dissertation research and writing.

(3) Proposal narrative (describes the project and outlines the research methodology – travel awards excluded from this requirement.

(4) Schedule of the project.

(5) Submitted proposal must include a detailed budget.

Lastly, a letter of recommendation from the student's dissertation committee chair must be sent to the above listed email address by the deadline, as well as an additional letter for those applying for experiment funding.

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