ASPA launched the Founders’ Fellows program in 2006 to support 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.
Initially open to graduate students, the Founders' Fellows program has expanded to include new professionals in the first three years of their public service career.
2019 Founders' Fellows Program
The application period for the 2019 Founders' Fellows program is now closed. Fellows will be announced in early December 2018.
"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
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"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