Retired Membership

Being a member of APPAM is more than attending a conference.


It is a highly-experienced network of academics, researchers, practitioners, and students.


It is being on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management topics that affect everyone engaged with research.


It is a community dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in the field.







APPAM Professional Memberships are available to all professionals working in the field of public policy and public affairs. An APPAM membership ensures that you are on the cutting edge of policy analysis and management issues that affect all policy professionals.


In addition to memberships for working professionals, we also now offer memberships for retired individuals effective February 1, 2019. Our retired members are valuable assets and we hope that this new $45 annual membership type will encourage our members to stay active in the APPAM Community. While we introduce this new member type, no refunds will be provided for recent renewals but you may select the “Retired Member” option upon renewal. Please contact with any questions or concerns.


Professional Development and Education

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Make the most of your conference experience by expanding your role as a participant. APPAM members are highly engaged in the conferences, each of which boast a high participation rate.

Opportunities for Professional Members include:

1 Mentor for Student Members
2 Panel Chair
3 Panel Discussant
4 Poster Award Judge

 Job Board 

Professional Members have access to The job board, hosted by APPAM, ASPA, and NASPAA is the source for professional jobs in the public sector - government, nonprofits and NGO's, consulting, and academia - and for advice and information about public service careers.

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."

 profMembersGraphic Professional Members have the opportunity to participate as speakers for professional development resources such as on The Wonk podcast and webinars. Email Ryan Martz at for participation and sponsor information.

Showcase Your Research

APPAM is always on the lookout for great member research to highlight! We can help you promote your recent work via social media, the monthly Update newsletters, and on the APPAM blog. Email  info for more information.

We also encourage all members to submit work to these APPAM academic conferences: the Fall Research Conference, the summer International Conference, the spring Regional Student Conferences, and the rotating Spring Conference.

Update Newsletter

View  current and past Update newsletters on our website.

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Community of Peers


We strive 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.

Networking Events

Members receive complimentary registration for the many  member forums and networking events held throughout the year.

Voting and Nominations

Participation in APPAM Governance activities depends on the membership type. Professional Members have voting privileges in all APPAM elections, are eligible for nomination to the Policy Council, and can nominate colleagues to the Policy Council.

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Save with APPAM

Reduced Registration Rates

Members have access to reduced registration rates for all APPAM conferences including the  Fall Research Conference and the  International Conference.

 Journal of Policy Analysis and Management  (JPAM)

All members receive a complimentary subscription to JPAM. This includes digital access to JPAM Online with additional search and advanced article release features.

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Membership Dues & How to Join

memberGrowthGraphicAPPAM bills individuals for their annual dues renewals on a monthly basis. Members receive a request to renew their membership three months before scheduled expiration. For example, if you join APPAM in March, you will receive your first renewal request the following January.

To view all Membership types in detail,  please click here

Professional Membership
$80/year for individuals with income less than $65,000
$110/year for individuals with income $65,000-100,000
$145/year for individuals with income more than $100,000
$45/year for individuals who have retired from the public policy field

Become a member today!

 Join online and immediately participate as an APPAM member.