APPAM Membership is more than attending a conference.
It's a highly-experienced network of academics, researchers, practitioners, and students.
It's being on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management topics that affect everyone engaged with research.
It's a community dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in the field.
APPAM Institutional Memberships are available to schools, foundations, government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and research organizations that contribute to the advancement of the public policy field.
Membership Perks Included
All Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership.
Academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually.
Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for staff.
What is Institutional Membership?
APPAM membership ensures that you and your students or colleagues are on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management issues that affect all policy scholars.
APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. Founded in 1979, APPAM hosts annual research conferences, publishes a top academic journal, presents several achievement awards, administers fellowships for underrepresented students and new professionals, and creates networks of scholars, students, and institutions to foster engagement and the exchange of information.
Be part of this vibrant and active community! Below you will find additional information on the many benefits an APPAM institutional membership has to offer. You can also download this Institutional Member Infographic (PDF) to share with your institution.
Institutional Member Benefits
Institutional membership with APPAM provides opportunities for professional development, education, resources, a sense of community, and more. Institutional members have access to APPAM's top tier offerings and several complimentary discounts. Additionally, institutional members are offered exclusive benefits at our Annual Fall Research Conference. See below for more details on benefits.
Awards: APPAM offers prestigious awards that recognize excellence in policy research of multiple areas including those only available for Institutional Members including the PhD Dissertation Award and the three Equity & Inclusion Fellowship cohorts.
APPAM Career Connections: The recently-updated APPAM Career Connections boasts a clean look with updated features for the best experience for job seekers and employers alike. Career Connections hosts only relevant resumes and job postings, making the process less saturated and easier to find both jobs and employees. Institutional Members are able to post jobs at no cost by using our special member discount code.
Institutional Member Forums: Exclusive to Institutional Members, APPAM offers members the opportunity to host an Institutional Member Forum. APPAM and the Institutional Member work together to co-host an event around a relevant policy topic at the institution free of charge to attendees.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM): Institutional Members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM. This includes digital access to JPAM Online with additional search and advanced article release features.
Podcasts & Webinars: All members have access to our library of professional development podcasts and webinars. Topics include tips for presenting at academic conferences, interview prep, faculty position negotiation, and deep-dives on policy hot topics. Institutional Members are eligible to co-sponsor these resources and present on recent research.
APPAM Newsletters: All Institutional Members receive dedicated monthly newsletters from APPAM's Executive Director.
Membership and Annual Fall Research Membership Savings
- All Institutional Members receive one complimentary Professional Membership.
- Academic institutions receive 20 free Student Memberships annually.
- Non-academic institutions receive five free Professional Memberships for staff.
Fall Conference Onsite Benefits: Enjoy exclusive opportunities during the Fall Research Conference, such as complimentary interview space, affiliate reception space, PhD Program Fair, and discounted sponsorship opportunities.
Community of Peers
APPAM Communities: Propose a new APPAM Community group or serve as a chair for an existing Community. These groups meet virtually and in-person based on an element or idea such as religion, research type, geography and more. These Communities provide invaluable opportunity for connection and we encourage leadership within Institutional Members.
E-Lists: APPAM strives to provide our members with access to a broad collection of tools, content, practical resources, and a smart and vibrant community of peers via the E-List Member Forum Communities. These groups serve as a platform to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations.
Membership Directory: This members-only institutional and individual member database allows you to search for colleagues based on location, research topic, and member type. Did you meet someone at the last conference you attended? Many members build future research collaborations by connecting via the directory.
Voting and Nominations: Participation in APPAM Governance activities depends on the membership type. The Institutional Member Representative receives voting privileges as a Professional member.
Membership Dues & How to Join
APPAM defines an institutional member to be an entire organization, or any specific unit within an organization that might pay the annual institutional dues. Multiple units within an organization may join as institutional members so that they are listed individually in the Membership Directory, have their own representative, and own membership benefits.
Institutional membership dues are payable in January of each year.
Please note that institutional membership does not include individual membership benefits for all persons employed at an APPAM institutional member. To enjoy individual membership benefits, the institution must set up the complimentary memberships, or an individual can join as a professional member.
Institutional Membership: $2,500/year, payable starting October 1.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to renew your Institutional Membership.
Thank you to our current institutional members!
|American Institutes for Research
|Arizona State University
|Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
|Bush School - Texas A&M University
|Carnegie Mellon University
|Claremont Graduate University
|Claremont McKenna College
|Cleveland State University
|College of William and Mary
|Columbia University School of Social Work
|Daniel Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
|Education Research Alliance of New Orleans
|Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
|Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
|Fors Marsh Group
|George Mason University
|George Washington University
|Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
|Georgia Institute of Technology
|Georgia State University
|Indian Institute Of Management Bangalore
|John Jay College
||Elaine Yi Lu
|Johns Hopkins University
||Keshia Pollack Porter
|La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Madison
|Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT
||Mindel van de Laar
|Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy
||Hui Weng Tat
|New York University
|NORC at the University of Chicago
|Northwestern University SESP
|Pardee RAND Graduate School
|Penn State School of Public Policy
|Rutgers University - New Brunswick
|Rutgers University - Newark
|Social Security Advisory Board
|The Ohio State University
||Trevor L Brown
|The Policy Academies
||Douglas N. Harris
|University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
|University of Arizona
|University of California, Berkeley
|University of California, Los Angeles
||Mark A. Peterson
|University of California, Riverside
|University of Central Florida
|University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
|University of Colorado, Denver
|University of Connecticut
|University of Delaware - Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
|University of Georgia
|University of Illinois, Springfield
|University of Kentucky
|University of Maryland - Baltimore County
|University of Maryland, College Park
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|University of Massachusetts, Boston
|University of Michigan
|University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
|University of Missouri
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
|University of North Carolina, Charlotte
|University of Notre Dame
|University of Oklahoma
|University of Oregon
|University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
|University of Pittsburgh
|University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy
|University of Texas at Arlington
|University of Texas at Austin
|University of Texas at Dallas
|University of Virginia, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
|University of Western Cape
|Virginia Commonwealth University
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
|W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
|Washington University in Saint Louis
|York College of Pennsylvania