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Student Travel Award Nomination Information/Process


The Student Travel Award was established to fund student attendance at the AAPOR Annual Conference. This program is separate from the Burns "Bud" Roper Fellow Awards that are directed to those who are working and in the early stages of their career. The student travel awards are offered to students who are in need of financial support so that they may attend the annual conference and experience this important educational and professional networking event for survey methodology and public opinion researchers. For the 2018 conference, Student Travel Awards of $800 each will be given to a maximum of 20 students. Student Travel Award winners will be recognized in the Annual Meeting conference program. The awards are funded by the AAPOR General Fund.

Student Travel Award applicants need not be current AAPOR members, but are expected to join at the time of the conference. The AAPOR 73nd Annual Conference will take place May 16-19, in Denver, Colorado.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in college or university programs that teach or use survey and/or public opinion research methods as central tools for research and analysis. These include but are not limited to: survey methodology, anthropology, communications, economics, political science, psychology, public health and sociology.  Awardees must be willing to attend the Wednesday night New Member & All Chapter reception, the Friday night banquet and additional networking events to be determined.

Previous Student Travel Award, "Bud" Roper Fellows and Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition winners are not eligible for this award.

Preference will be given to:

  • Students with a strong interest in survey and/or public opinion research methods
  • First-time conference attendees
  • Those who might not be able to attend the conference without AAPOR financial support
  • Those participating in the conference program (e.g. paper or poster session presenter or co-author on a paper)

Application Process:

An award application form, and a letter of support from the applicant's faculty advisor or department chair must be received in order to be considered for an AAPOR Student Travel Award. Please be sure to include your name in the application as you would like it to appear in the conference program should you receive an award. The deadline for the 2018 applications and supporting materials is midnight, January 12, 2018.

The award application form must be completed online. The letter of support can be uploaded with the application or can be sent to the Student Travel Award Committee chair at studenttravelawards@aapor.org.

Awardees will be notified by the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee in February.