Given the continued effects of COVID-19 on organizations and institutions, MAPOR Council will be offering two types of support grants for our 2021 Annual Conference: MAPOR Student Support Grant and MAPOR Colleague Support Grant. Please see details for each below.

1) MAPOR Student Support Grant

The MAPOR Student Support Award is intended to help support students to attend the MAPOR annual conference. The 2021 MAPOR Executive Council will award funding of up to $500, depending on the student’s needs and the needs of others in the MAPOR community.

Applicants need not be current MAPOR members, but are expected to join at the time of the Annual Conference. 

Applicants must: 

  1. Be students.
  2. Be willing to attend the Keynote Address, Pedagogy Hour, and additional networking events held during the Conference to be determined.

Preference will be given to:

  1. Those who might not be able to attend the Conference without some support from MAPOR.
  2. Those participating in the Conference by presenting a paper or poster, co-authoring a paper,or moderating a session.

This award is intended for people who would not be able to attend the conference unless they received supplemental funding from MAPOR.

Supporting materials:

The student must provide a cover letter that details their participation at the 2021 MAPOR conference, their expenses to attend the MAPOR conference and how much (if any) their university will contribute to the student’s Conference expenses. In addition, a letter of support from a faculty or staff member of no more than 300 words explaining why the applicant merits an award and how attendance at the Conference will enhance the applicant’s career in survey research or public opinion research is required to complete the application process.

Application Process:

An award application and letter of support should be emailed by September 30, 2021 to Dana Garbarski (dgarbarski@luc.edu) in order to be considered for the 2021 MAPOR Student Support Grant.

2) MAPOR Colleague Support Grant

The effects of Covid-19 on academic and private research organizations will be with us for a few years. The MAPOR Colleague Support Grant is intended to help people who work in any sector of survey research or public opinion research to attend the MAPOR Annual Conference. The 2021 MAPOR Executive Council will award funding of up to $500, depending on the colleague’s needs and the needs of others in the MAPOR community.

Applicants need not be current MAPOR members, but are expected to join at the time of the Annual Conference. 

Applicants must: 

  1. Currently work for pay (full-time or part-time) and have primary work responsibilities related to survey research or public opinion research.
  2. Be willing to attend the Keynote Address, Pedagogy Hour, and additional networking events held during the Conference to be determined.

Preference will be given to:

  1. Those who might not be able to attend the Conference without some support from MAPOR.
  2. Those participating in the Conference by presenting a paper or poster, co-authoring a paper,or moderating a session.

This award is intended for people who would not be able to attend the conference unless they received supplemental funding from MAPOR.

Supporting materials:

The applicant must provide a cover letter that details their participation at the 2021 MAPOR conference, their expenses to attend the MAPOR conference, and how much (if any) their organization will contribute to their Conference expenses. The cover letter should also explain how attendance at the Conference will enhance the applicant’s career in survey research or public opinion research.

Application Process: An award application and letter of support should be emailed by September 30, 2021 to Dana Garbarski (dgarbarski@luc.edu) in order to be considered for the 2021 MAPOR Colleague Support Grant.