- Should I apply as international student or as a domestic student?
- What is the total cost?
- What is the application procedure?
- What if I’m not done with my research?
- Should I do anything after submitting my application?
- What if I wrote my paper as a co-author?
- Does my paper topic quality as international economics?
- When will I hear whether I’ve been accepted?
- What is the schedule for the conference?
- When should I plan to arrive and depart?
- Which airport or train station is nearest to Georgetown University?
- What is the dress code?
If you attend an institution outside the United States, please apply as an international student. Additionally, if you would require a formal letter of acceptance to apply for a visa to the United States (non-ESTA approved country citizens) please note that in your application.
There is a $160 registration fee that must be paid to participate. Please check with your home institution’s economics department. In the past, many departments have sponsored their students and have covered their registration fees. For Georgetown-based participants, the fee is $50.
The Carroll Round will arrange and pay for your accommodation and for the majority of your meals and expenses. You will be responsible for two or three meals over the weekend.
Transportation subsidies are available and the Steering Committee makes every effort to make the conference accessible to all. Reimbursements amounts are calculated after the conference has concluded based on the availability of funds and the travel expenses incurred. Last year, between participant’s home departments and our reimbursement fund, we were able to cover most documented need.
Please note that the Steering Committee requests that participants who apply for further reimbursement demonstrate that they have already requested funding from their home department. Please save all travel documents, boarding passes, and receipts as they will be necessary for processing your reimbursement.
What if I’m not done with my research?
You can still apply even before you have finished your research. Before sending your work in progress, we strongly encourage you to include a paper abstract with a detailed data and methodology section, because that will give us an idea of your paper topic and quality. For members of the Class of 2020 cohort any submitted research must be complete. Please see the Apply page for more. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Steering Committee.
Should I do anything after submitting my application?
Your submission should be confirmed by email within one week. If you have not heard back from the Carroll Round committee with specific requests, we are still considering your application.
What if I wrote my paper as a co-author?
You are welcome to submit any paper you have written as a co-author. Please keep in mind, however, that funding will be disbursed on a per-paper basis. If multiple authors of the same paper wish to apply, they may submit one application, but each co-author must submit a separate CV.
Does my paper topic qualify as International Economics?
“International” refers to any topic that is not strictly related to the U.S. economy. In past years, the applications committee has considered and accepted papers that deal primarily with the United States but come to conclusions that are applicable globally. Further, papers submitted by students not in the United States about the U.S. economy have also been considered. Please note that in both of these cases, papers might be assessed in a different light and in both of the latter two cases, the applications committee will determine if the topic is appropriate for the conference on a case by case basis.
When will I hear whether I have been accepted?
If you have applied from abroad and will have to secure a visa for travel to the United States, then please apply by the “international deadline”. You will receive a reply by February 21st. If you apply by the regular deadline, you will receive a decision from the applications committee by March 23rd.
When should I prepare to arrive and depart?
There is an informal get-together on Thursday evening. You are not required to attend but, in the past, students have appreciated this chance to meet before the busy conference schedule begins. You must be dressed and ready by Friday morning for presentations starting at 9:00 AM.
There is a formal closing ceremony on Sunday morning. Our guest speaker will give an address and present awards to the best participant papers and contributions. The ceremony will end by 1:00 PM. You may depart right after or have lunch/sightsee with your new friends.
When booking your transportation, please keep in mind that an original receipt and boarding pass are required for Georgetown to process reimbursements.
Which airport or train station is nearest to Georgetown University?
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Union Station are located on the subway and are only short rides away from Georgetown. Other options include Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Please see Maps and Directions or contact us if you have any further questions.
What is the dress code?
There is a mixture of formal and informal events so be prepared for business, business casual and casual dress. Check the conference schedule to see what is required at each event.