MPA Diversity Travel Award

Graduate students who are presenting at the 2021 MPA annual meeting (April 22-24) may apply for an MPA Diversity Travel Award. Individuals who identify as ethnic/racial minorities, first-generation college students, LGBT students, or students with a disability are eligible. Each award provides a $200 stipend to offset travel costs for the annual meeting. Typically, six awards are available.

You will be asked to complete a brief survey which will include your letter of application and the title and original 400-word abstract of your paper or poster. In your letter, be sure to indicate how you meet the criteria. Also, include a brief paragraph about what you do to advance diversity, inclusion, or social justice issues. The MPA Diversity Statement can be found HERE.

Click HERE to apply.

You must also have a letter of support from a faculty member.

All materials are due by Friday, February 28th (11:50pm EST).

Award recipients will be recognized and receive their stipend immediately prior to the Presidential Address on Friday of the conference. Previous winners are not eligible.

Any questions should be directed to the MPA Executive Officer, Dr. Michael J. Bernstein (