Our Mission

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

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APPAM Membership and You



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


It is a highly-experienced network of educators, researchers, policy analysts, and other like-minded individuals and institutions.


It is being on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management topics that affect all policy professionals.


It is a community dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.



APPAM professional memberships are available to all professionals working in the field of public policy and public affairs.


APPAM student memberships are available to students enrolled in a policy related degree program at an institution of higher education.


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Professional Development and Education

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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." 

APPAM Job Board
Members have access to PublicServiceCareers.org.  The 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.

Committee Leadership Opportunities
In consultation with the Executive Director, the current President appoints members of the Policy Council to committees soon after the election every January. Chairs of the committees may then appoint APPAM members to their committees.

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JPAM_stack_horizontalReduced Registration Rates
Members have access to reduced registration rates for all APPAM conferences including the Annual Fall Research Conference and Annual International Conference

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM)
All members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM.

Journal Subscriptions
All members receive discounted subscription rates for other research journals.

Community of Peers

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This members-only institutional and individual member database connects you with colleagues.

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

All members have access to all APPAM E-List communities.  These communities serve as a medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation

Student Resources

_DSC4042Regional Student Conference
This conference provides PhD and master's student members an opportunity to present their research in front of professors, practitioners, and other students to gain research presentation experience.  

Mentor Matching Program
Student members are eligible to participate in the APPAM Fall Research Conference Mentor Matching Program.  The program matches students with policy experts to connect one-on-one during the conference.

Fall Research Conference Student Programming
APPAM hosts a series of student sessions at the Fall Research Conference that feature experts from a variety of professional fields to provide students with advice on their careers, both as students and after graduation. Sessions include tips for grant writing, presentation skills & data visualization, and bridging the gap between graduation and policy practice.

APPAM Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship
Student members are eligible to apply for this fellowship which covers the travel and participation costs at the Annual Fall Research Conference.  

Membership Dues & How to Join 

APPAM bills individuals for their annual dues renewals on a monthly basis. Members receive a request to renew their membership three months before scheduled expiration. For example, if you join APPAM in March, you will receive your first renewal request the following January.

APPAM membership dues are based on annual salary, broken down as such:

Professional with income less than $65,000 $75/year
Professional with income $65,000-100,000 $105/year
Professional with income more than $100,000 $135/year
Student Membership $40/year


Please direct any questions to Meghan Grenda, Membership & Administration Manager, at mgrenda@appam.org

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