Policymaker and Practitioner Conference Subsidies

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) wishes to bring more policymakers and practitioners to the annual conference to inform and benefit from the conference dialogue. Connecting researchers, policymakers, and practitioners will encourage better research and better understanding of the implications of research and will facilitate researcher-practitioner collaborations.

In partnership with generous support from the Walton Family Foundation, AEFP is pleased to offer policymaker and practitioner conference subsidies. Subsidies will help cover the conference and membership fees of policymakers and practitioners wishing to attend AEFP 2024. 

AEFP will waive conference and membership fees for subsidy awardees. 


Eligible policymaker, practitioner, and policy-adjacent individuals include:

  • Staff in local, state or federal education agencies, including researchers embedded in education agencies, school administrators, and teachers;
  • Individuals working in the legislative branch of local, state or federal governments, including elected officials;
  • Institutional researchers in public colleges and universities; 
  • Individuals working in nonprofit organizations whose primary role is developing policy or supporting policymakers.

Priority is given to first-time attendees and individuals who are presenting. No more than two per organization.


  • Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Award announcement: January 2024

Please share this invitation broadly with individuals or organizations whom you think would be interested in this opportunity, especially those who haven’t previously attended a conference or otherwise engaged with AEFP. We are looking forward to seeing you at #AEFP2024!