Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship 2022 Application

The 2022 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship will support the travel and participation of 40 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2022 Annual Fall Research Conference, November 17 - 19, in Washington, D.C.. While at the conference, the fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee at a Fellowship Luncheon recognizing them and their accomplishments.  At our 2021 Fall Research Conference, the speaker for the intimate luncheon was Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Dean of the Clinton School of Public Affairs at University of Arkansas and political analyst for NBC News and Telemundo.

Fellowship recipients will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and engage in mentoring activities with professionals during the conference. The goal of this fellowship program is to introduce recipients to the world of public policy and APPAM, and foster a lifelong affiliation and engagement with both.

Fellowship Eligibility

  • PhD or Master's students enrolled in a policy-related program at an institution of higher education.
  • Must be a student at the time of the conference. Students that graduate before the 2022 APPAM Fall Conference are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be able to attend the 2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 17-19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. in-person.
  • Student applicants must be must be underrepresented minorities and/or individuals whose background or life circumstances indicate they have overcome substantial obstacles (e.g., disabled individuals, racial or ethnic minorities, LGBTQI individuals, etc) as indicated in the demographic information section of this application.


Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2022 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship must include the following: 
  • Completed application
  • CV or resume
  • Letter of recommendation/support from a professor

Apply for the 2022 Student Cohort

Fellowship Terms

All Equity and Inclusion Fellows will receive: 
  • 2022 Annual Fall Research Conference Registration Fee
  • A scholarship in the amount of $599 to offset costs of transportation (air and ground) as well as meals during the conference
  • Two nights' accommodations at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. (November 17 - 19, 2022)
  • A meet and greet celebration luncheon for 2022 APPAM Student Fellowship featuring an exciting keynote speaker (Friday)
  • A Thursday afternoon meet-and-greet for past and present fellows 
  • Opportunity to join APPAM's Mentor Match program. This program matches student members with professional members to connect one-on-one regarding professional development topics. This will be available only to students that indicate that they want mentorship.

Important Dates

For more information about the 2022 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship, please contact Leslie Ofori.