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Ruby Fund Update

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This year we're doing something different.

In recent years, APPAM has consistently developed more resources and opportunities for our student and early career professional members. To build on that momentum as we celebrate our 40th Annual Fall Research Conference, APPAM introduces the 40 for 40 Fellowship.

This 2018-exclusive program will provide funding for 40 outstanding early career research professionals to attend the Fall Research Conference – the premier research conference attracting the highest-quality work on a wide variety of current and emerging policy and management issues.

Here's where you come in:

  • Nominate colleagues and recent graduates for their research contributions (or apply yourself). Selected fellows will receive a stipend for travel to attend the conference in Washington, DC, hotel accommodations, a plaque and the opportunity to network with the best and brightest in the policy community.
     
  • Support the meaningful work of these scholars through a donation to the Ruby Fund. The 40 for 40 Fellowship is entirely donor-funded, providing a unique way for the policy community to support its rising members. We need your support to make this happen.
Why Should You Give?
The essential work from early-career professionals will shape the future of public policy research. Our goal is to provide opportunities for these scholars to grow their professional networks and share their research with the broader policy audience.
 
Never has rigorous policy evidence been more important. We need to continue to attract and support newer professionals to grow and improve our field. The 40 for 40 Fellowship is one small way to support their work and connect them to the learning network that APPAM provides."
 
Matthew Stagner, APPAM President-Elect
and Mathematica Policy Research Vice President
 

Share the 40 for 40 Fellowship
Download this informational PDF and this banner JPG to share with your colleagues. Or help spread the fellowship details on social media using #APPAM40 and @APPAM_DC.

Join us as we recognize promising talen from individuals starting their careers.
We are thrilled to commemorate the 40th Annual Fall Research Conference by honoring the contributions of early career scholars.

 


 

Who is Eligible?

  • Any public policy researcher, academic, or practitioner within five years of the receipt of their terminal degree.
  • APPAM membership is not required of the nominee or the nominator.
  • Nominees should have exhibited innovation, promise, or insight in their position or through their research thus far.

Preference will be given to nominees who possess some element of diversity (racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or country of origin) and have had some prior relationship with APPAM whether it be through conference submissions, event attendance, or membership.

What Do the Fellows Receive?

All fellows will receive a $500 stipend for travel to the 2018 APPAM Fall Research Conference, two nights of accommodations at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, a commemorative plaque, and recognition in the conference program and in conference signage.

How Do I Submit a Nomination?

Nominations can be sent to info@appam.org. You may also initiate an application for yourself, but must include the letter of recommendation. All nominations should include the following elements:

  • Completed 40 for 40 Application
  • Nominee CV
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Summary of nominee publications and/or career accomplishments
    (no more than one page)

Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2018.

Why the gem?

RubyRuby is the traditional stone to commemorate a 40th anniversary. Known for its vivid red color, rubies can also exhibit secondary shades like orange, purple and pink. They are a desirable stone due to the bold color, hardness, durability, and rarity. You'll notice both the gem graphic and ruby-inspired colors for this 40th anniversary conference.

 


 

How is the Fellowship Funded?

The 40 for 40 Fellowship will be solely funded by donor-contributions to the newly established Ruby Fund, a term selected in a nod to the 40th anniversary of APPAM Fall Research Conference. The Ruby Fund was created with the sole intent to support the advancement of early career professionals in the public policy community through participation in APPAM events.

We recognize that the future of public policy research greatly depends on the meaningful work of these professionals and as such believe they should have opportunities to share their research and the impacts it has in the policy world. This is truly a unique way allow the policy community to support its rising members!

We're only able to honor the number of individuals for which we have raised funds. Help ensure that we're able to name all 40 fellows by donating today!

One hundred percent of donations to the Ruby Fund are tax-deductible and will go directly towards the goal of including outstanding research by early career professionals into APPAM and its events.

 


 

How Can I Donate?

Any member of the public policy community can donate to the Ruby Fund in four ways. The 40 for 40 Fellowship to support early career scholars is only possible with your help. We thank you for your support!

Stand-Alone Donation

To make a contribution to the Ruby Fund, you can use this link to be taken directly to a donation page. There are donation options ranging from $25 - $150 or you can select you own amount. There is no minimum required amount. Each donation will be accompanied by a tax-deductible donation confirmation.

Click Here to Donate Today!

Registration Add-On

To help in one-stop shopping, any individual registering for an APPAM conference in 2018 will have the option to add on a $25 donation to the Ruby Fund. The registration system will then process your registration and donation in one easy payment and a confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. Please note that only the donation amount will be tax-deductible.

Membership Renewal Add-On

In a similar fashion to the registration add-on, APPAM members will have the option to add a $25 donation to their membership renewal. The system will process both purchases as one transaction for convenience. Please note that only the donation amount will be tax-deductible.  

Sponsorship Add-On

Institutions are welcome to add any donation amount to their sponsorship order form. The donation field is listed under 'Additional Sponsorship Items'. More details on sponsorship opportunities can be found here

 
 
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