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American Association for Public Opinion Research

The Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award

Deadline and Eligibility Extended

The Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award 
is 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; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Hispanic or Latino.

2021 award winners will receive full waiver of conference registration fees and AAPOR annual membership fees for the student and faculty, and up to one short course for each. 

Eligibility: The Award supports faculty-student “pairs" and at a minimum, the student or 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. 

UPDATE: Since the 2021 awards do not involve a travel component, the restriction on individuals receiving an award more than once has been removed for this year. Individuals who have won these awards in previous years will be eligible for these awards at the 2021 virtual conference and 2021 virtual conference awards will not count toward future award eligibility. Moreover, this year both full and part-time students are eligible to apply for student awards.

Eligible awardees must be full or part-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 All Chapter Reception, Awards Banquet and additional networking events held during the AAPOR Conference to be determined.

Preference will be given to:
  • Student-faculty "pairs" where both individuals 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 received by February 15, 2021 will be considered for the 2021 Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Award. Please be sure to include both names on the application as you would like it to appear in the Conference program should you receive an award.