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STP&A Conference Scholarship Fund

STP&A’s Conference Scholarship Fund is designed to support the efforts of emerging scholars and practitioners to foster the dissemination of research. The number of scholarships awarded for a conference are contingent on funding available for a given conference. Individuals with no or very limited access to academic conference funding will be prioritized. 

Each STP&A Conference Scholarship includes complimentary conference registration and $500 to offset travel and lodging expenses. 


  • Student applicants:
    • Current graduate students.
  • Emerging Scholars applicants:
    • Pre-tenure, non-tenure track faculty, or practitioners who have 6 or fewer years of research activity within the field. 
    • Other independent researchers advancing academic and/or scholarly research.
  • Must be accepted to present at the STP&A conference. 
  • Previous STP&A Conference Scholarship Fund recipients are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Strength of the applicant’s nomination letter.
  • Assessment of need. 
  • Overall quality of the applicant’s accepted conference proposal.

Submission Requirements

  • Completed application form. 
  • A one-page self-nomination letter that includes a brief statement of need. 
  • A resume or C.V.

Application Terms

  • STP&A is not responsible for coordinating conference lodging, transportation, parking, or other travel related fees of Scholarship Fund recipients.
  • Scholarship Fund recipients will receive free registration prior to the conference and the equivalent of $500 USD on-site at the conference.  
  • Recipients are expected to fully participate in the STP&A Conference. 


Submission Open

Scholarship applications must be received for the 2024 conference by DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. 

Awardee Notification

Scholarship fund recipients will be notified by DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.   


Scholarship Fund Recipients must register for the STPA Conference by DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.