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Adventures in Economics

Andrew Pike, a UNC graduate with a degree in Economics, created this fund to encourage students to explore application of the curriculum through life experience. The possibilities are endless and are only limited by the imagination. Examples of “adventures” It could be a conference on economic topics that you would like to attend, or travel to interview someone you have learned about in an Economics course. Perhaps you are writing a paper for an Econ class and want to do research at the Library of Congress. You may have always wanted to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Be audacious!  [PDF]

How to apply? Write a proposal describing the adventure and how it connects to Economics. The proposal should include an estimated budget, student PID, and faculty name for reference. This grant is for Economics majors only. Email proposal to ECON_UndergradProgram@unc.edu.

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


The Herbert 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.

How to apply? 3-step process: (1) Two students select a topic of research. (2) Identify a faculty advisor for mentorship. (3) Write a proposal about your research and submit it to the Admin Associate in GA 107.

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.

How to apply? 3-step process: (1) Two students select a topic of research in any area of economics. (2) Identify a faculty advisor for mentorship. (3) Write a proposal about your research and submit it to the Admin Associate in GA 107.

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


The Underrepresented Majors (URM) Fund

This fund supports students who are underrepresented in the field of economics in opportunities to enhance and apply their economics training. For example, you may want to attend the Sadie Conference or you may want to propose a faculty-mentored summer research project.

How to apply? Write a proposal describing an experience you’d like to pursue and how it connects to Economics. The proposal should include an estimated budget, student PID, and faculty name for reference. This grant is for Economics majors only. Email proposal to ECON_UndergradProgram@unc.edu.

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