40 for 40



Join APPAM in Honoring 40 for 40

Contribute to APPAM's new Ruby Fund Today to Support the Advancement of Early Career Professionals in Public Policy!

Ruby Fund Update

We have currently have four fellows fully funded. Donate today to help us fund all 4040-40_thermometer-02

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 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 your colleagues, employees or recent graduates for their research contributions. This is a unique way to celebrate the work of your staff members.
  • 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.

Join us as we recognize promising talent from individuals just 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?

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.

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

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 Can I Nominate Someone for This Fellowship?

Nominations can be sent to info@appam.org. 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.



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!

Because this fellowship is fully donor-funded, 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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