American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

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American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

Award Amount: Ranging between $500-$1000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Minority Fellows Program (MFP) to African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans. The program is open to undergraduate seniors or recent graduates in the process of applying for Ph.D. programs in political science. Through the program, the APSA support expenses related to Ph.D. graduate study for first and second-year political science Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups.

Host Institution:

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 12,000 members in more than 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors.

Eligibility:

  • Must be undergraduate seniors or recent graduates in the process of applying for PhD programs in political science.
  • Be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes).
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
  • Be a US citizen at the time of application.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application that will open in early September on the given link: http://www.apsanet.org/mfp/application

Supporting Documents:

A complete fall application includes:

  • Completed online application form, which includes fields for a personal statement, resume, and list of recommenders.
  • Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail) Provide an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA (postmarked by October 25, 2017).
  • Letters of recommendation (submit via email or mail) Three letters of recommendation must be submitted. They can be mailed directly (postmarked by October 25, 2017) to APSA from the recommender or emailed in by the recommender.
  • GRE score report (Mail) Graduate schools require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have not taken this exam, please do so as soon as possible. Please request that an official copy of your GRE score report be sent directly to the APSA address below. The APSA ETS code is 3527.

Submitting Details:

Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed to:

Email: diversityprograms-at-apsanet.org
Mail: APSA Minority Fellows Program
c/o Dr. Kimberly Mealy
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

Award Description:

  • Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000. Recently, APSA introduced a new spring round of the MFP awards for graduate students in the pre-dissertation stage of their career.
  • This year the spring cycle MFP awards are available in the form of a one-time award ranging from $500 – $1000 to support expenses related to D. graduate study for first and second-year political science Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.apsanet.org/mfp

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the application process or program can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly, Program Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion, at adiasmandoly-at-apsanet.org.