Headed into its 14th year, ASPA's Founders' Fellows program supports the next generation of public service leaders through a series of professional development opportunities. The Fellows attend and present at the Annual Conference on a subject matter paper on an issue related to their scholarship or work, which is also published in PA TIMES Online
if they wish.
Open to graduate students as well as new professionals in the first three years of their public service career, this program is geared toward accelerating careers of promising, rising stars in the discipline. This is ASPA's most competitive Fellowship program of the year and provides results that could last throughout your career.
"The Founders' Fellows experience has given me an unrivaled
opportunity to build strong relationships in public administration. Our
diverse backgrounds paved the way for a beneficial dialogue and
outstanding exchange of ideas."
- Ana-Maria Dimand, Florida International University, 2018 Founders' Fellow and 2019-2020 ASPA Student Representative
2020 Founders' Fellows Program
ASPA is pleased to announce the 2020 class of Founders' Fellows has been selected and will have their research presented at the 2020 Annual Conference.
Support the Founders' Fellows Program
Are you or your university interested in supporting this year's class of Founders' Fellows? Contact us to find out more!
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for your valuable support of this important program!
ASPA New Jersey Chapter
ASPA Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR)
ASPA Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE)
ASPA South Florida Chapter
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
College of Charleston
Jonathan Del Collo
Haifa University, Israel
Louisiana State University
Public Administration Quarterly
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA)
William P. Shields, Jr.
Tarleton State University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Louisville, Department of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Dallas
"I think the program is an excellent way to link practitioners and academics, which I feel is one of the most important aspects of ASPA."
- Peter Federman, University of Kansas, 2015 Founders' Fellow