Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship 2019 Application


The 2019 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship will support the travel and participation of 40 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 7 - 9, in Denver, Colorado. 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 2018 Fall Research Conference, the speaker for the intimate luncheon was Obama Secretary of Education John B. King.
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 able to attend the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 7 - 9, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
  • Student applicants must be members of a minority group that is significantly underrepresented in public policy, such as racial or ethnic groups or the LGBTQI community, as indicated in the voluntary demographic information section of the application.


Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2019 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship must include the following: 
  • Completed questionnaire
  • CV or resume
  • A 750-word statement on the student’s academic training and professional goals, why attending the APPAM Fall Research Conference is important to their professional development, and how they see themselves contributing to the APPAM community now and in the future. Applicants should also touch on how their background, life experience, and/or scholarship will bring greater diversity to the field.
  • Letter of recommendation/support from a professor

The application period for 2019 has ended.

Fellowship Terms

All Equity and Inclusion Fellows will receive: 
  • 2019 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 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado (November 7 - 9, 2019)
  • A meet and greet luncheon for 2019 APPAM Student Fellowship recipients. Members of the APPAM Policy Council will be invited to join as well.
  • 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 2019 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship, please contact Leslie Ofori.