Funding Opportunities

The Economics Department offers a number of awards annually, both to its graduate students and undergraduates. Students interested in applying for awards should begin the application process by carefully reading the award descriptions as these may contain specific information about the application process not listed below. Students may apply for more than one award and specify all the awards applied for in the letter of intent, but need only submit one application; the Scholarship committee will consider your application for all possible awards. In addition to other application materials specified by an individual award, all applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Applications are forthcoming
  • Current Unofficial Transcript
  • A CV (resume)
  • A letter of recommendation from one Economics faculty member. Please ask your recommender to submit the recommendation directly to Mary Garcia, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, via email
  • A brief description of your financial need, including how this award will make a difference to your studies (no more than 1 page).
  • A written statement. (Please have your recommending Economics professor review your statement as it carries considerable weight in determining the awards.)
    • For the Boyle Award, submit a 2-page summary of the scholarly plan you expect to carry out next year. Please include a 1-page budget.
    • For the Parker Award and Stuart Awards, submit a 1-page summary of your research or other scholarly activity and a 1-page budget, including budget justification.
    • For the Duncan Award, submit a 1-2 page essay detailing your demonstrated interest in Latin America.

Fall 2017 Department of Economics Awards and Scholarships


The J. Raymond Stuart Award in Economics

This award is made possible by an endowment by J. Raymond Stuart, UNM class of 1932. The award is designed to provide deserving undergraduate or graduate students with financial assistance for specific expenses related to their professional development such as the purchase of otherwise unavailable data sets, subject fees for experiments, travel to professional meetings, or other purposes necessary for professional development.

The Julian S. Duncan Scholarship in Latin American Economic Studies

The Memorial Minute Adopted by the University of New Mexico Faculty, May 14, 1963, remembers Dr. Duncan in the following way:
Julian S. Duncan, a former faculty member and chair of the Department of Economics at UNM, is remembered as “much more than an economist and teacher.  He was a warm and sympathetic person who took upon his own shoulders many problems of this colleagues and students; several students would not have graduated had it not been for his encouragement and assistance.  Beneath an unpretentious demeanor lay a firm resolve to do what was right and to lend what assistance he could.” This scholarship supports students with a demonstrated interest in Latin America.

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