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Committee on the Status of First Generation Scholars in the Profession

Support First Generation Scholars in the Profession:


This week only (September 18 - September 22, 2017), give to the APSA Annual Fund and your contribution will go towards supporting First Generation Scholars in the Profession. 

To contribute to the support of APSA First Generation Scholars in the Profession.

Donate to the APSA Annual Fund by Friday, September 22, 2017.

How to Contribute

To make a contribution, login to your MyAPSA profile. Then visit the APSA Fund Contribution Page. The APSA Annual Fund is the First Fund on the lIst. Enter the Amount that you would like to contribute. Scroll Down to the Bottom of the page and Click on the Green "Donate Now" Button. 

About the Committee

On September 2, 2015, the APSA Council approved a new standing Committee on First-Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing APSA status committees. The goal and mission of this committee is to bring focused attention to the ways that class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally throughout their careers.

Committee Members

Term expiring August 31, 2020

  • Francisco Pedraza, University of California, Riverside

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Ricardo Ramirez, University of Notre Dame
  • Tom Wong, University of California, San Diego

Term expiring August 31, 2018

  • Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University of California, Los Angeles, Chair
  • Els De Graauw, Baruch College, the City University of New York
  • Pei-te Lien, University of California, Santa Barbara

Please contact diversityprograms@apsanet.org for more info.

 

First Generation Scholar Travel Reimbursement Grant 

The 2017 APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Travel Grant Application is closed. 


Goal: We are delighted to offer two travel reimbursement grants in the amount of $250 each to support First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession who attended the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 

Background: In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing status committees on Asian-Pacific Americans, Blacks, Latinos y Latinas, LGBT Individuals, Women, Graduate Students, and Contingent Faculty in the Profession. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally, perhaps throughout their careers. 

Eligibility for Travel Reimbursement Grant:
This committee adopts a broad, inclusive definition of First Generation Scholar (FGS), including: 
• scholars who have parents who have attained neither a bachelor’s nor an associate's degree and/or 
• international scholars who are the first generation to study and/or teach at the college or university level in the United States. 
• Applicants must also have registered for and attended the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting. Please note: Undergraduate attendees are not eligible for this travel reimbursement grant opportunity. 


Previous Panels or Roundtables at the APSA Annual Meeting:

  • 2017 Roundtable: APSA Committee on the Status of First Generation Scholars in the Profession Roundtable 
  • 2016 Roundtable: First Generation Scholars in the Profession Roundtable Discussion
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