International conference

Join APPAM in Barcelona This Summer

We are now accepting research submissions for our International conference in Barcelona, Spain, scheduled for July 29-30, 2019. The conference is being produced in partnership with JHU-UPF and is open to the global public policy community!

CA submissions

2019 California Regional Student Conference Submissions Open Until January 25th

Completed works and works in progress are both encouraged for submissions to our April 12-13, 2019 conference at the University of California, Irvine! Food, friendship and professional development opportunities will all be on offer out west.

DC submissions

2019 DC Regional Student Conference Submissions Open Until January 16th

Submit your research for this premier education, networking, and career development experience, scheduled for March 29-30, 2019 at American University in DC. We welcome completed research and works in progress!

Election Results

Introducing APPAM's Incoming 2019 Policy Council Members

Voting has concluded for our 2019 election and the results are in! Please welcome Liana Fox, Bradley Hardy, Heather D. Hill, Sarah Jane Brubaker and Lauren Davis to our incoming Policy Council.

Spring Conference Submissions Open

Spring Conference Submissions Open

Submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2019 for this conference bringing together graduate program representatives, and academic and non-academic employers, to discuss employment outlooks for graduate students and strategize for improvement.



Monday, January 14, 2019
This conference will bring together graduate program representatives, and academic and non-academic employers to look at the skills being taught in graduate policy programs, discuss curricula trends and assess whether these skills are what employers need in practice. Proposals can be submitted at
Monday, January 14, 2019
The Policy Council is APPAM's governing board and is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the Association. It currently consists of four elected cohorts serving staggered, four-year terms of office. Ballots were sent to all APPAM members and voting was held December 10, 2018 through January 10, 2019. Please welcome our incoming Policy Council.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research is offering $10 million in grants for nonpartisan, scientific research that offers the public and policymakers a factual basis for developing fair and effective gun policies. Learn more at
Monday, January 7, 2019
In the United States, families with children represent about one-third of the 1.4 million people who experience sheltered homelessness each year. This paper presents findings from the Family Options Study, the first large-scale randomized trial to investigate the effects of interventions for families who experience homelessness. The study compares priority access to three types of programs with assignment to a usual care group that did not receive priority access to any type of program.

Dates to Remember

Don't miss any important upcoming events or deadlines!

  • February 8: Registration opens for DC Regional Student Conference
  • March 21: Registration closes for DC Regional Student Conference



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