Institutional Membership Benefits


AnchorBeing a member of APPAM is more than attending a conference.


It is a highly-experienced network of academics, researchers, practitioners, and students.


It is being on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management topics that affect everyone engaged with research.


It is a community dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in the field.


APPAM Institutional Memberships are available to schools, foundations, government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and research organizations that contribute to the advancement of the public policy field.

Join APPAM as an institutional member!

APPAM membership ensures that you and your students or colleagues are on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management issues that affect all policy scholars.

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. Founded in 1979, APPAM hosts annual research conferences, publishes a top academic journal, presents several achievement awards, administers fellowships for underrepresented students and new professionals, and creates networks of scholars, students, and institutions to foster engagement and the exchange of information.

Be part of this vibrant and active community! Below you will find additional information on the many benefits an APPAM institutional membership has to offer. You can also download this Institutional Member Infographic (PDF) to share with your institution.

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The ability to nominate persons for the APPAM Ph.D. Dissertation Award and recognition in various APPAM publications.

Institutional Member Spotlights

Institutional members are featured on the homepage of to highlight your organization's history, programs, research, and upcoming events. 

Job Board and Interviewing, a job board hosted by APPAM, ASPA, and NASPAA, is the source for professional jobs in the public sector - government, nonprofits and NGO's, consulting, and academia - and for advice and information about public service careers.

Institutional Members are eligible to have job opportunities posted directly on the APPAM website. This Job Listing is consistently withing the top 10 visited pages. Email Gabbie Sylvester at to have your job added.

NEW IN 2019!  Institutional Members can also interview for and hire job candidates at the APPAM Fall Research Conference through complimentary participation in the APPAM Policies in Position (PIP) program.  Learn more about the program here.

Member Forums & Special Events

The opportunity to host APPAM Institutional Member Forums and to host International Conferences.

Podcasts & Webinars

All members have access to our library of professional development podcasts and webinars. Topics include tips for presenting at academic conferences, interview prep, faculty position negotiation, and deep-dives on policy "hot topics."

Institutional Members are eligible to co-sponsor these resources. Email Ryan Martz at for participation and sponsor information.

Policy Newsletters

All institutional members receive dedicated monthly newsletters. 

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institutionMapGraphicComplimentary Professional & Student Memberships

Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership for the organization’s institutional representative. This representative participates on the APPAM Committee of Institutional Representatives.

In addition, academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually. Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for junior staff.

Email to set up these memberships.

Discounted Sponsor Opportunities

Institutional Members are guaranteed discounted conference sponsorship opportunities. Review the 2019 Fall Research Conference sponsorship options here.

Institutional Members-Only Conference Benefits

institutionParticipationGraphicInstitutional Members enjoy exclusive opportunities during the Fall Research Conference, such as complimentary interview space, affiliate reception space, access to the policy PhD program fair, and discounted sponsorship opportunities.

These members also have the opportunity to host APPAM Institutional Member Forums and International Conferences.

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM)

All members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM. This includes digital access to JPAM Online with additional search and advanced article release features.

Community of Peers


We strive to provide our members with access to a broad collection of tools, content, practical resources, and a smart and vibrant community of peers via the E-List Member Forum Communities. These groups serve as a platform to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in  ongoing conversations.

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This members-only institutional and individual member database allows you to search for colleagues based on location, research topic, and member type. Did you meet someone at the last conference you attended? Many members build future research collaborations by connecting via the directory.

Networking Events

Members receive complimentary registration for the many member forums and networking events held throughout the year.

Voting and Nominations 

Participation in APPAM Governance activities depends on the membership type:

  • Professional Members have voting privileges in all APPAM elections, are eligible for nomination to the Policy Council, and can nominate colleagues to the Policy Council.
  • Institutional Members can nominate persons for the APPAM PhD Dissertation Award. The Institutional Member Representative receives voting privileges as a Professional member.
  • Student Members are non-voting members. Student members may be nominated for the Policy Council as a Student Representative, and to the Student Advisory Committee.

Membership Dues & How to Join

memberGrowthGraphicAPPAM defines an "institutional member" to be an entire organization, not any specific unit within an organization that might pay the annual institutional dues. Multiple units within an organization may share the dues payment for the organization and each unit may name its own representative, and have separate listings in the APPAM institutional membership directory.

Institutional membership dues are payable in January of each year. 

Please note that institutional membership does not include individual membership benefits for all persons employed at an APPAM institutional member. In order to enjoy individual membership benefits, the institution must set up the complimentary memberships, or an individual can join as a professional member.

To view all Membership types in detail, please click here.

IInstitutional Membership: $2,300/year, payable in January

To join, download the institutional membership application. Please email with any questions or to renew your Institutional Membership.

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