AEFP has secured grant funding to support a limited number of policymakers and practitioners to attend the conference this year through subsidies of their travel and conference registration fees. First priority will go to session chairs and paper and poster presenters, but we expect to have funds available to support additional people who are just attending the conference. Travel and conference fee waiver applications for policymakers and practitioners are due via this form on Friday, January 19. Announcements of awards will be made by the end of January.
Eligible policymakers and practitioners include:
Elected officials at all levels of government;
Employees of government entities, including school districts and institutional research departments at public universities; and
Those who work for organizations that directly support government entities (e.g., National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of Great City Schools)
NOT eligible are employees of public university research centers; foundations; and non-profits that do not directly with and on behalf of government entities.
If insufficient funds are available to support all eligible applicants, we will prioritize people participating in the conference vs. just attending; a maximum of two people per organization; and first-time attendees.