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American Association for Public Opinion Research

The Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award


The Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award are intended to recruit faculty-student “pairs” interested in becoming AAPOR colleagues. The Award targets members of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups, interested in the study of public opinion and survey research methodology. AAPOR believes that the scholarly and practical understanding of our discipline is enhanced by the presence and involvement of different perspectives and creative thought. Such diversity and inclusion leads to consequential research, improved interdisciplinary collaboration, and a greater ability to address, understand, and solve problems related to public opinion and survey research methodology. This award is for students and faculty who identify as: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Hispanic or Latino. The award is for waived conference registration and annual membership fee for the student and faculty, and one $800 cash awarded to the pair to support travel expenses.

Eligibility: The award supports faculty-student “pairs.” At a minimum, the student or the faculty member should identify as belonging to the targeted population. Students must apply for the award, and there must be a faculty member willing to attend the conference. There is no requirement that the faculty member and student come from the same institution.

Eligible awardees must be full-time students (including Post-Doctoral students) enrolled in college or university programs. Both the student and faculty should have an interest in, teach or use, survey and/or public opinion research methods.

Awardees must be willing to attend the Thursday night New Member & All Chapter reception, the Saturday night banquet and additional networking events to be determined. The cash award will be provided after the Saturday night banquet.

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

AAPOR will give preference to:
* Student-faculty pairs where both belong to the targeted population
* Students and faculty who are not members of AAPOR or regular conference attendees
* Students or faculty who have submitted a paper, poster, or panel for presentation

Application Process:

The application process consists of three steps: (1) An award application form, (2) a letter of support from the faculty member, and (3) the faculty member’s CV. Only completed applications will be considered for the AAPOR Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award. Please be sure to include both names in the application as you would like them to appear in the conference program should you receive an award. The deadline for the 2019 applications and supporting materials is January 11, 2019.

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 by the end of February.