MPA Diversity Travel Award

The call for Diversity Travel Award submissions will happen in early January 2022. All eligible candidates for this award will be contacted after conference acceptance notifications are released. 

Graduate students who are presenting at the 2022 MPA annual meeting (April 21-23) 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.

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

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 (