Application Assistance and Mentoring Program
Many students who are interested in economics research experience disparate degrees of support in the application process. The Application Assistance and Mentoring Program (AAMP) aims to mitigate these gaps by providing opportunities for students from underrepresented groups to connect with a graduate student mentor at MIT. These mentors can provide:
The AAMP aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent in economics PhD programs and welcomes participation from all groups underrepresented in economics, including but not limited to: Black, Hispanic, Native American, low-income, female, and LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to go to college. The AAMP encourages participation among students at various stages of their economics studies, including juniors, seniors, and college graduates.
Interested participants should fill out the form linked below. Applications will be matched to mentors on a rolling basis until December 15, 2020. All interested applicants will be matched with a mentor, subject to availability. We encourage applicants to connect with the AAMP early.
Please note that the MIT Economics AAMP is a volunteer-based, student-run program. This program is not considered part of the admissions process for the Economics PhD at MIT, nor will any student's participation in the AAMP be considered by the Graduate Admissions Committee during applicant evaluation.