The intent of the John M. Virgo Scholarship Fund for African Scholars (JVAS) is to recognize Professor John M. Virgo, Founder of the International Atlantic Economic Society, for his many contributions to the dissemination of economic knowledge to audiences in two continents – Europe and North America. The goal of the JVAS Fund was to reach beyond the two continents and extend support to scholars from Africa to be part of the International Atlantic Economic Society community. With the help of Attiat Ott of Clark University, the JVAS was established in 2003. Through their efforts, the Society not only was able to encourage young scholars to participate in debates relevant to their field of study, but also offered them the opportunity to reach out beyond the confines of their universities or localities. Monies in the fund will help defray the costs of attending IAES conferences for economists in most financial need from African nations.
The Fund can offer the following modest support:
1. Provide one or two scholars from an African country with the necessary funds to defray the registration cost of participating in either the North American or the European conferences of the Society.
2. All applicant must submit a recommendation from a society member.
3. The nominee is expected to participate as a presenter of his or her original research work and be a session chair and/or discussant at the conference.
Through your support, the Grant Fund for Eastern European Scholars provides funding to partially defray the registration fees for economist from poorer countries in Eastern Europe and Turkey and fosters economic research and related activities. Over the past eight years the International Economic Society has awarded over $75, 000 in grants to hundreds of our most deserving colleagues. These grants allow people to join us who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference.
With your help, we can continue to support those who need assistance.
In thanks, all donations of at least $50 will receive a $10 IAES gift certificate to be used for any Society service or activity over the next year!
Your name will be listed on the “Friends of the Society” page in both journals and conference programs.
…And for every additional $50 contribution, you’ll receive an additional $10 gift certificate!
BENEFACTOR ($1000 or more): Waiver of conference registration fees for one year at both the European and North American conferences, conference and journal submission fees waived for one year, and a $100 IAES gift certificate.
SUPPORTING ($500): Waiver of submission fees for one year for papers submitted to the Society’s conferences, journals, and a $50 IAES gift certificate.
ENTREPRENEUR ($250): Waiver of submission fees for one year for papers submitted to the AEJ and IAER, and a $25 IAES gift certificate
SUSTAINING ($100): Contributing level benefits plus a $10 IAES gift certificate.
CONTRIBUTING ($50): Name listed on the IAES Homepage, in the Atlantic Economic Journal, International Advances in Economic Research, and in all conference programs. Thanks for your help!
INSTITUTIONAL (a) Academic, $500, $750, $1000; (b) Corporate, $1500, $2000, $4000. Discounts on conference registration fees vary by donation level.
Please note: All donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes to the extent provided by the United States law.