Honorary Life Member Award

Deadline: March 1st Every Year

The Executive Committee of the NAREA shall confer Honorary Life Membership upon those duly recommended members in good standing of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association who have actively participated in the affairs of the Association and its predecessor organizations as appropriate, and who, while maintaining an active interest in their profession, have recently retired from their formal professional position that comprised the major reason for their initial involvement with the Association. Honorary Life Members shall have all voting rights and privileges of General Members, but shall be exempted from dues payment. Current Honorary Life Members shall be listed in the Journal annually.

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Distinguished Member Award

Deadline: March 1st Every Year

The Executive Committee of the NAREA each year at its Fall meeting shall select not more than three members from among those duly nominated and recommended to receive the Distinguished Member Award for the coming year. Eligible candidates shall include all members of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in good standing, irrespective of age, sex, and institutional affiliation. Candidates may have teaching, research, extension, administration, government, or business responsibilities or some combination of these responsibilities. To be eligible, each candidate must be nominated by a member in good standing and that nomination must be co-signed by two additional members in good standing. A member may receive this Award more than once. Those members selected for the Award generally will have made continuous and outstanding contributions to the Association, the region and the profession. The Award will typically recognize members for significant recent professional achievements in the context of an overall meritorious record. 

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Outstanding Public Service through Economics Award

Deadline: December 1st Every Year

NAREA has an annual Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics. This award honors and recognizes economists who have applied agricultural, environmental, consumer, resource, or community development economics in a unique way that has contributed toward solving an important problem and improving the welfare of society. Previous recipients have worked on current economic policy, worked as extension agents and have written textbooks that have impacted the field. To nominate an individual for this award, a nomination letter should focus on why the nominee meets the criteria for the award should be sent to the current NAREA President. Nominees will be evaluated on the quality of their work and their demonstrated contribution to improving societal welfare as indicated by the nomination letter. The recipient(s) will be invited to present a keynote address at the annual meeting that will be also published in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to cover travel costs. 

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NAREA Master's Thesis Award

Deadline: March 1st Every Year

NAREA grants two master's thesis awards: 1) the Outstanding MS Thesis Award which includes a $250 cash prize and certificate, and 2) the NAREA Master's Thesis Award of Merit which includes a $125 cash prize and certificate. Nominations for consideration are evaluated according to the problem formulation, conceptual approach, quality of research, and quality of communication.

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NAREA Conference Scholarships 
(Previously NAREA Graduate Student Travel Awards)

Deadline: Please see the annual meeting website for deadline

NAREA Conference Scholarships are offered to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual NAREA meetings. Each scholarship is equivalent to the annual meeting registration fee, and is intended to help defray the cost of conference attendance. Priority for scholarships will be given to NAREA members and students who are presenting papers or participating in symposia sponsored by NAREA, although others who may benefit from attendance are also encouraged to apply. Please see the annual meeting website for the current application form.


NAREA Award for the Promotion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Deadline: March 1st Every Year

The NAREA Award for the Promotion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognizes a member of the NAREA community who has consistently gone above and beyond to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within our professional community. The service must consistently exceed the work generally considered to be part of the candidate’s professional obligation (for example, service on committees in their institution or workplace), should be sustained over several years, and should encompass multiple venues (for example, in different organizations, in public outreach, etc.). See here for more details.


Journal Awards

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review also offers annual fellow awards, a young scholar award, and an advisor award. ARER award guidlines >>>

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