The Hubert Brown Mayo Award for Summer Research

Herbert Brown Mayo is a long-time friend of Carolina Economics.  In recent years he gave a gift to the Economics Department to fund undergraduate student research in the areas of financial economics and financial markets.  That gift has triggered a flood of student creativity in the years that followed.

To apply: We have very simple rules for participation. Two students identify a topic in financial economics and financial markets that they’d like to investigate as a summer project.  (In rare cases, we accept single-authored applications.)  They identify a faculty member in economics to mentor them in their research.  They then write a short application for funds to the Chair of the Economics Department.  The awards represent summer funding for the students designed to cover living expenses while completing the research project as well as a stipend for the faculty adviser.

Archive of research papers by year, with links to the research paper if available.


The Guest Family Fund for Excellence in Economics

Matthew, an alumni of Carolina Economics, and Paige Guest, established the fund in 2012, in memory of Matt’s father. The fund is designated to support experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students. Examples of the potential uses of these funds will be summer research fellowships and internships for economics majors, undergraduate faculty-mentored research, research expenses associated with writing honors theses, and travel assistance for research, competitions or academic conferences.

To apply: two students must identify a topic in financial economics and financial markets that they’d like to investigate as a summer project.  (In rare cases, we accept single-authored applications.)  They identify a faculty member in economics to mentor them in their research.  They then write a short application for funds to the Chair of the Economics Department.  The awards represent summer funding for the students designed to cover living expenses while completing the research project as well as a stipend for the faculty adviser.


The Joint Degree Program with the National University of Singapore

UNC–Chapel Hill undergraduates can spend anywhere from two to four semesters at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and receive a joint Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics from both institutions. Qualified UNC–Chapel Hill students will have at least a 3.3 GPA and can apply for the joint degree beginning in the second semester of their first year until the second semester of their junior year. UNC joint degree students can decide how many semesters (between two and four) and at which point in their undergraduate career they would like to study at NUS, so long as it is after their first year at Carolina.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. These include a total of 60 hours in the major (including as many as six to 12 hours of honors work if applicable) and 45 hours of general education requirements. The remaining 15 hours consist of electives, the supplemental general education requirement (either distributive or integrative option), and possibly one minor. All general education and graduation requirements of both UNC–Chapel Hill and NUS must be met. A detailed listing of the requirements for both schools and how to satisfy those requirements is available from the UNC Study Abroad Office.