The History of Economics Society administers a New Initiatives Fund. Competition for funding is open to HES members only. The Society issues two calls for New Initiatives Proposals each fiscal year. The first has a deadline of December 1st, with decisions announced late in January. The second has a deadline of May 15th, with decisions announced early in July. The Society supports up to three projects per year, with a maximum of $5000 support provided to each selected proposal. The primary selection criterion will be the quality of the proposal in light of the preferences and submission guidelines listed below.
Proposals will be vetted by a New Initiatives Committee consisting of Jeff Biddle (chair), Nahid Aslanbeigui, and Muriel Dalpont Legrand. Recommendations of this committee will then be voted on by the full Executive Committee. Proposers are encouraged to discuss the ways in which the project could have a lasting impact on scholarship in the field, and support the mission of the HES.
For more details, please see the New Initiatives webpage.