Call for Proposals

APPAM 2020 Regional Student Conferences
April 5-6, 2020 | Riverside, California
April 24-25, 2020 | Washington, DC

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is hosting two Regional Student Conferences for Masters and PhD policy students in 2020. The first will be on April 5-6, 2020 at University of California, Riverside in Riverside, California, and the second will be April 24-25, 2020 at American University in Washington, DC. APPAM invites graduate students of all levels to submit papers for panel presentations during the conferences. These will be interdisciplinary conferences to highlight academic achievements of current policy students.

The goal of the conferences is to present an opportunity for policy students to showcase research projects they are currently working on with other policy students, academics, and practitioners. The conversation aims to advance the exchange of knowledge and information among a diverse group of participants and attendees from around the nation.

For more information on the conference and descriptions of the submission policy areas, please visit:

We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers or projects to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers/projects, and (3) posters. Abstracts for individual papers/projects and posters should be no longer than 100 – 500 words; if a panel of papers/projects is proposed, there should be a summary of each paper/project plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance.

  1. individual papers or projects to be integrated into panels
  2. panels made up of 3-4 papers/projects
  3. posters

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 PM PST on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Please note that for the 2020 Conference, proposals may only be submitted to one conference. Any proposals submitted to both conferences will be removed from consideration.

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***The deadline for all submissions is Friday, February 12, 2021. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice in Late March 2021.

Steps and Instructions:


    There are 4 steps to the online submission process.

    • Title - Enter the title of the proposal (single paper or panel) and submitting author's email address.
    • Authors & Institutions - Enter contact information for submitting, presenting, and all other authors.
    • Abstract Text - Insert the body of the abstract here. Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.
    • Confirmation - Please review all information carefully and complete the submission.
  2. TITLE

    Please provide paper and session titles that are no more than 15 words long.
    You will be required to select a Primary Policy Area.


    Please list all authors in the order you wish for them to appear in the program.

    Please include the submitting author, as anyone not listed in your submission will not appear in the program.

    Please include complete contact information for each author.

    When listing institutions, list ONLY the parent institution. APPAM will not publish school, office or department names, regardless of your institution's policy.

    Example: University of California-Berkeley (NOT Goldman School of Public Policy)

    Example: US Department of Education (NOT Office of Inspector General)


    Abstracts are limited to 100 – 500 words. This system will accept symbols. You do not need to include bibliographic or reference information with your abstract.

    Abstracts may be formatted as you see fit. APPAM does not require that abstracts be submitted with specific font, paragraph, or layout requirements as long as it is easy for reviewers to read and is 500 words or less in length.

    Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.


    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure it is complete.


    For help in submitting an abstract online,email Tech Support.