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Equity & Inclusion Fellowship

 

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Equity & Inclusion Cohorts.
 

NEW! Equity & Inclusion Undergraduate Fellowship

Since 2016, we have offered the Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship to over 200 underrepresented student members. In 2021, the program was expanded to included to included young professionals and in 2022,  we are expanding the Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Program to include undergraduate students! We hope to introduce the field of public policy to undergraduates, who might not otherwise be familiar with it, as well as increase the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate public policy and public affairs schools.

What is Public Policy?

Public policy is the professional field of government programs, laws, and regulations designed to address societal problems. Public policy helps communities address complex challenges such as inequality, crime, educational disparities, climate change adaptation, and homelessness. Public policy is also the study of the harms and unintended consequences created by government actions. Within public policy, students study budgeting, management, economics, and quantitative analysis and evaluation. People who study public policy find work at universities, local, state, and federal government agencies, advocacy organizations, and consulting firms. Earning a public policy degree can open the door to many different career paths.

 

Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship

In an effort to encourage participation by underrepresented students in APPAM and its activities, the Policy Council and APPAM’s Diversity Committee created the ‘APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship’ in April 2016. For our virtual 2020 Fall Research Conference, we offered 20 fellowships. The recipients will also be able to be celebrated at our 2021 Fall Research Conference in Austin, TX.

The fellowship supports the travel and participation of up to 40 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the APPAM Fall Research Conference. 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, recognizing them, their accomplishments and bright futures. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and 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.
 

View the 2022 Cohort

 

Equity & Inclusion Young Professional Fellowship

New in 2021, APPAM is expanding the Fellowship to support young professionals.

The APPAM Equity & Inclusion Young Professional Fellowship will support up 8 young professionals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the APPAM Fall Research Conference. Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their Masters or PhD Degrees. The recipients will be recognized for their accomplishments and will also have opportunities to formally network with each other, Student Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Recipients and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and professionals during the conference.

View the 2022 Cohort

 

Equity & Inclusion Fellowships Questions

Questions & Answers

Q: I am currently a Masters student and will be a PhD student in November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a PhD student and but have already received my Masters, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a Masters student and working full-time, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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 You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently working full-time and will be a Masters/PhD student in November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a PhD student and will have received my degree by November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Young Professionals Fellowship.

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Q: Where can I view past cohorts?

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Please see the last five years of Equity and Inclusion Fellows below:

2020 Fellows
2019 Fellows
2018 Fellows
2017 Fellows
2016 Fellows
 

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