The Meier PMRC Travel Inclusion Award

Ten PhD students from under-represented populations received Meier PMRC Travel Inclusion Awards to attend the recent PMRC2022 meeting in Phoenix.

Congratulations to:


The 2022 Meier Awards Committee

Thanks to the committee members for their service.

The goal of the Meier PMRC Travel Inclusion Awards is to provide support to doctoral students who expand the diversity of conference attendees, broadly defined.  Specifically, the Meier PMRC Travel Inclusion Award prioritizes supporting American students who identify as African American, Hispanic or Latina/o, Native American, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ+. We also will consider applications from students of any nationality that come from a historically underrepresented group in their home country, students who expand the geographic representation of conference participants, and students for whom participation in the conference would represent a financial hardship. Students must be presenting a paper or poster at the conference to be considered for an award.  Awards will be in the amount of $500 US.

Ken Meier’s Challenge for 2022

PMRA is able to make this award thanks to a generous fund endowment by Professor Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Public Affairs, American University.

Also at the PMRC business meeting, Ken Meier announced that his goal was to create a permanent endowment for 20 awards and that he would match any contributions made during 2022.

Let’s take Ken up on this challenge!

Contributions are tax deductible and can be made via the Douglas County Community Foundation which administers the endowment.

Many thanks to Ken for his leadership and generosity.