Headed into its 15th 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
2022 Founders' Fellows Program
The Class of 2022 has been announced! Click here to view the list of Fellows
and plan now for how you'll support their journey through their fellowship year!
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 supporting the 2022 Class:
ASPA Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR)
Brigham Young University
ASPA Lowcountry Chapter
ASPA South Florida Chapter
Bill Shields, Jr.
ASPA New Jersey Chapter
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu*
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
*Denotes former Founders' Fellows who are contributing to this year's class.
"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