Limited funds are available to students traveling to conferences to give papers or to attend professional development or networking conferences. Students apply for funding in two rounds, one in the spring for travel between January and June, the other in fall for travel between July and December. Funding for research or fieldwork is available from the Graduate School: https://www.umass.edu/graduate/funding/internal-funding.
The Eastern Economic Association holds its annual conference each spring. A limited number of EEA travel grants are available from the department.
Students interested in attending on-campus workshops relevant to their work, in particular the methodology workshops sponsored by the Institute for Social Science Research, may apply to the department for partial (typically 75%) reimbursement of the registration fee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis till funds run out. Students will be limited to refunds for one workshop per session (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)