Students are encouraged to get involved with their local ASPA Chapters. ASPA Chapters provide a unique opportunity to get involved in the local public service community and expand your network. Membership in a local Chapter is included with your ASPA membership.
In addition, ASPA’s Sections offer in-depth exposure to the issues that matter most in public service. ASPA also offers quality programming for new professionals at national and regional conferences.
FOUNDERS' FELLOWS PROGRAM
ASPA's signature program for students is the Founders' Fellows program. The program supports the participation of up to 15 students at the Annual Conference and their development as future public administrators. Fellows receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, are provided an opportunity to present at the conference, participate in discussion circles and are matched with mentors in their related field.
Nominate a deserving student or apply yourself. In 2014, ASPA will expand the program and select up to 75 students to attend the 2014 Annual Conference in Washington DC which will commemorate ASPA's 75th Anniversary. Applications will be available Spring 2013.
To learn more about the Fellowship program or spread the word about the Founders' Forum Fellows program, download the flyer. Questions can be directed to Jeannie Jeffries at email@example.com or 202-585-4310.
SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Show your support for future public administrators by sponsoring a Founders' Fellow to attend the 2014 Annual Conference. An individual Fellow sponsorship is $375.
Founders' Fellows Diamond Sponsorship - $5,000
Founders' Fellows Gold Sponsorship - $2,500
Founders' Fellows Silver Sponsorship - $1,000
Founders' Fellows Bronze Sponsorship - $375
2013 FOUNDERS' FORUM FELLOWS
University of Pittsburgh
Louisiana State University
University of Nebraska at Omaha
|Byungwoo (Shine) Choo
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Texas Tech University
Mississippi State University
| Imane Hijal-Moghrabi
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Mississippi
| Rachel Linstead
University of Delaware
| Diane Mars
George Washington University
| Samantha Mosier
Colorado State University
| Palina Prysmakova
Florida International University
| Kelechi Uzochukwu
Georgia State University
| Nathaniel Lane Wade
University of Alabama at Birmingham
| Jisun Youm
Florida State University
To see more information about our 2013 Founders' Forum Fellows and their research, click here.
YOUNG SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
The Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), the Chinese Public Administration Society (CPAS), and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) proudly announce that the Young Scholars Workshop in Public Policy and Administration Research will be held in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, August 22-25, 2013 in conjunction with the International Public Strategies Forum. This workshop aims to provide young scholars working in public policy, public administration, and other related fields an academically rigorous platform for presentation of research, scholarly exchange, and social networking.
This year we have a new benefit: select papers considered for publication in academic journals and various publications, including the Journal of Asian Public Policy and the PA Times.
This program continues to be intensive. Initially modeled after conferences held at the Ronald Coase Institute, participants present their work twice, each time highlighting areas of improvement. During presentations, senior scholars provide feedback and suggestions to each of the young scholars on the panels. Then using the feedback from their coach mentors and fellow participants, panelists improve their papers and presentations and present their final versions to all attendees in the final showcase, where once again they receive additional feedback. At our inaugural conference in 2011 the final presentations demonstrated how valuable this intensive format was and we hope that this year’s conference will be just as valuable to participants.
What sets this workshop apart and makes it distinct from similar efforts is:
1. It will be longer in length, 4 days, than other similar conferences so that participants will enjoy ample time for deliberation and exchange;
2. It will not only bring together young scholars, but also invited senior scholars, distinguished in the field of public administration and policy, who will act as both mentors, coaches, and discussants;
3. The workshop format will be highly intensive with young scholars having an initial presentation followed by designated individual and group level discussions with senior scholars, and then a final presentation;
4. Faculty will be assigned to young scholars grouped by sub-fields and concentrations and engage in group discussions and individual consultations related to their research projects;
5. Faculty will present their recent works in a relaxed atmosphere, letting young participants get fresh experiences on the whole process of conducting empirical research, from topic choice, reviewing the literature, framing, analyzing, to presenting; and,
6. Instructional sessions provided by senior faculty on “How to Get Published” and “Conducting Research for an International Audience” adapted for young participants.
7. A special feature of the Workshop is the program collaboration with the CUFE Public Strategy Forum.
Research papers and projects on a broad range of public policy and administration issues are welcome, such as:
1. The role of institutions in globalization and state transformation;
2. The response of public policy and administration to post-crisis governance;
3. Empirical policy analysis in specific fields as fiscal, environmental, health, labor, etc.;
4. Traditional public administration topics as performance management, leadership, human resources, budgeting; and
5. The aspects of strategic management and collaboration in public sectors
All research papers and projects must be empirically based. Applications beyond the above illustrative topics will also be considered.
Best paper award
Most improved paper award
We accept applications from doctoral candidates at the stage of dissertation writing or field working, postdoctoral fellows, and junior professionals (assistant professors, lecturers, or research fellows).
Procedure and Timeline
Applicants shall submit a summary of their research papers or projects containing no more than 250 words via e-mail to the conference organizers YSW Planning Committee at
Summary submission deadline: April 19, 2013
Acceptance notification: Early May 2013
Full paper submission: July 1, 2013
Location and Fees
The workshop will be held at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. As one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 20.7 million, Beijing is the nation's political, cultural, and educational hub.
Accepted participants will receive a registration fee waiver. Lodging accommodations, local transportation, and daily meals for 4 days will also be provided.
Participants will need to cover their airfare travel expenses.
Steve Condrey – President, American Society for Public Administration
Gao Xiaoping – Vice President and General Secretary, Chinese Public Administration Society
Li Junsheng – Vice-President, Central University of Finance and Economics
Xue Lan – Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Susan Gooden – Professor and Executive Director, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University
Allan Rosenbaum – President Elect, American Society for Public Administration
Robert Durant – Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Antoinette Samuel – Executive Director, American Society for Public Administration
Zhao Jinghua – Dean of the School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics
Shaoming Cheng – Assistant Professor, Florida International University
Tonya Neaves – Student Representative to National Council, American Society for Public Administration
Jose Luis Irizarry – District 1 Representative to National Council and Special Advisor, American Society for Public Administration
Xing Hua – Vice Dean, School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics
Bi Pengcheng – Assistant Dean, School of Government, Central University of Finance and Economics
Liguang Liu – Lecturer, Central University of Finance and Administration
Paul Nutt – Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics
WALTER MODE SCHOLARSHIP
The Walter W. Mode Scholarship is awarded out of a special fund named in honor of Walter W. Mode, the 30th National President of ASPA, with a distinguished record of public service at the federal and international levels. A $1,500 scholarship (when funds are available) is given each year for graduate study in public administration to a student who is an ASPA member and who demonstrates a commitment to a career in the public service. This scholarship is managed by the ASPA Endowment, Inc.
Application period opens during the summer.