Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship Application

The 2024 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at our 2024 Fall Research Conference in National Harbor, MD. 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.  

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 2024 APPAM Fall Conference are not eligible to apply
  • Must be able to attend the 2024 APPAM Conference, November 21- 23, 2024, in Washington, DC in-person
  • Applicants must be underrepresented or marginalized communities 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 2024 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship must include the following: 
  • Completed application
  • CV or resume
  • Letter of recommendation/support from a professor


All Equity and Inclusion Fellows will receive: 
2024 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 Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD. (November 21-13, 2024)
A meet and greet celebration luncheon for 2023 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

  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Winners Notified: August 2024
  • 2024 Annual Fall Research Conference: November 12-13, 2024

Interested in supporting the 2024 cohort?

Check out the #2024APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship sponsor and individual support opportunities

Applications Open Spring 2024


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