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. The application window for the subsidy will open on January 4, with a deadline of January 25. We expect to make award announcements by no later than February 8.
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 work directly with and on behalf of government entities.
If insufficient funds are available to provide subsidies to all applicants, priority will go to:
- First-time conference attendees
- People who are participating in the conference as presenters, panelists, or session chairs
Support is limited to two people per organization. To receive subsidies for two people from the same organization, at least one must be a first-time attendee. If AEFP still has insufficient funds to provide subsidies after applying these criteria, we will select awardees at random.