Equity & Inclusion Young Professional 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

  • Young professional (within five years of receiving PhD or Masters i.e. 2017 and after)
  • Current PhD students that have received their Masters are not eligible to apply. Applicants cannot be current part-time or full-time students unless they will have graduated by the time of the conference.
  • Must be able to attend the 2022 Annual Fall Research Conference, November 17 - 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C., in-person
  • 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 an employer

Apply for the 2022 Young Professional Cohort

Fellowship Terms

All Equity and Inclusion Fellows will receive: 
  • 2022 Annual Fall Research Conference Registration Fee
  • Complimentary APPAM membership
  • A scholarship in the amount of $1000 to offset costs of transportation (air and ground) as well as meals during the conference
  • Two nights' accommodation at the Washington Hilton (November 17 - 19, 2022)
  • A meetup for past and present Fellows (Thursday night)
  • A meet and greet celebration luncheon for 2022 APPAM Fellowship recipients fellows featuring an exciting keynote speaker (Friday)

Important Dates

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