Meet the 2016 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipients
Meet the 2016 RBSI Scholars. This year the APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Welcomed the 30th Anniversary Class!
Achieving diversity and inclusion in political science is a priority for the
American Political Science Association. Recognizing the many differences,
among them — demographic, substantive, intellectual, pedagogical,
methodological, and institutional — and leveraging this variation is critical not only to
the success of individual political scientists but to the strength and
longevity of the disciplinary enterprise. The individual and collective
creativity and innovation required for disciplinary responses to an
ever-changing world depend on our ability to harness the variety of unique contributions and differences in our
research, teaching, and service. The role of APSA is to facilitate this
endeavor. [2015 RBSI Program Photos: Shaun King].
Current Opportunities & Information
Apply for the APSA Minority Fellowship Program
Application deadline: October 25th. Each
year, the Minority Fellowship Program awards up to 12 funded
fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to first and second year political
science PhD students from
The APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Celebrates 30 years!
in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner, former APSA President,
and the first African American to receive a PhD in political science,
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, for thirty years the RBSI program has been
educating and training students to pursue academic careers in political
science by enhancing writing, research, and analytical and statistical
skills used in political science; exposing participants to the
significant questions in the discipline and profession of political
science. To date there are over 500 alumni, over 80 of which have earned
PhDs in political science and related fields.
The Fund for Latino Scholarship 2016 Recipients
The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also supports research on Latino/a politics across the discipline. Learn more.
Resources for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
APSA Programs Promoting Diversity
Minority Fellows Program is a fellowship provides support for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to and currently enrolled in doctoral programs in political science.
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) is an annual five-week program designed to introduce undergraduate students from under represented racial/ethnic groups or students interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups to the world of graduate study and to encourage application to PhD programs. This is the 30th year of RBSI excellence! The 2016 RBSI program, held at Duke University, runs from May 29-June 20, 2016.
Contribute today to the APSA Ralph Bunche Programs Endowment Fund!
Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP) is a collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs in political science that connects undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in, or show potential for, graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students.
APSA Mentoring Program
The Mentoring Program connects undergraduate, graduate students, and junior faculty to experienced and senior members of the profession for professional development mentoring. .
Fund for Latino Scholarship
The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics. 2016 Application deadline: June 15, 2016.
APSA Status Committees
The American Political Science Association status committees develop reports and projects, and promote activities concerning advancement through the pipeline and the professional development of scholars from underrepresented groups within the political science discipline.
FAQs: Have questions? Visit the Diversity and Inclusion Programs Frequently Asked Questions.
Awarding Excellence in the Profession
J. Bunche Award
[$1,000]: For the best scholarly work in
political science published in the previous calendar year on ethnic and
- Victoria Schuck
[$1,000]: For the best book published in the
previous calendar year on women and politics.
- All APSA
Books, Career, Dissertation, Papers/Articles
Other Resources: View APSA Status