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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Public Service Award Nomination Information/Process

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The AAPOR Public Service Award is intended to recognize and honor outstanding public service and dedication to maintaining AAPOR standards.  It recognizes persons who work on behalf of the public sector, and have contributed to the quality of government surveys, data systems, research, leadership, and/or policy. This award is a means for recognizing the service and dedication of persons working in or with the public sector and their dedication to protecting, improving, and maintaining survey research standards and data quality.

Individuals will be considered eligible for the award if:

  • They are currently serving or have recently served in a local, national, or international public service capacity.
  • Individuals nominated for the award must have a demonstrated dedication to improving and maintaining AAPOR standards in the areas of public opinion, government statistics, and/or survey methodology, or
  • Have demonstrated leadership with regard to survey research and data quality in the public sector.   

The nomination period for the 2023 Public Service Award is now open. Submissions will be accepted from July 1, 2022 until January 15, 2023 at 11:59 ET

Nominations must be submitted online.
A committee shall be established and chaired by an AAPOR regional chapter president who is chosen by AAPOR’s vice president, with approval of the Executive Council. The committee will evaluate award entries. The Award is presented at the Annual Conference. The award may not be given every year.