The Canadian Women Economists Network/Réseau de Femmes Économistes (CWEN/RFÉ) Young Researcher Prize is awarded every two years in recognition of research excellence by a young woman economist.   The Research Prize was established in 2010 and is presented at the CWEN/RFÉ luncheon held during the annual CEA Meetings. The recipient receives $1000.

Nominees must have a current, primary appointment in Canada and have done so in at least three of the past five years or since completing their Ph.D. To be eligible, nominees must be at the beginning of their career (typically within 10 years of receipt of a PhD, allowing for career interruptions) and have not been previously awarded this prize.

Nominations are open, and normally consist solely of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. A nominating letter from the candidate’s department chair or another senior mentor and/or a letter explaining any career interruptions will also be considered.  To be considered for the 2016 award, nominations should be emailed to, by February 7, 2016.

You can see who has won the prize in the past, and why they were awarded the prize, on the sidebar menu.



CWEN/RFÉ has travel grant awards available for CWEN members who are either graduate students or junior faculty and are presenting a research paper at a Canadian study group meeting or the Canadian Economic Association Meetings. To apply for the grant, please complete the application form (in pdf or docx format) and send it, along with a current CV, to by March 31, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified mid-April by e-mail. If you have any questions, contact CWEN at or see the application form for more information.