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The Minority Fellowship Program

The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000.

Applications open now! MFP 2017-18 Extended deadline: November 1st, 2016. 

(Please note: for the Fall 2016 application cycle, the selection committee will only consider applications from students applying to graduate programs for Fall 2017.)

2016 Minority Fellowship Program Annual Meeting Grant

The APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Annual Meeting Grant provides support for the professional development of APSA Minority Fellows and Alumni of the program to attend the APSA Annual Meeting. In 2016, APSA awarded 11 alumni of the Minority Fellowship Program with a Travel Grant to assist in funding for the APSA Annual Meeting. The award winners are listed below with their current institutional affiliation and MFP fellowship year(s):

  • LaShonda Brenson, Project Vote, 2010
  • Shakari Byerly, UCLA, 2013
  • Ajenai Clemmons, Duke University, 2015
  • Chaya Crowder, Princeton University, 2015
  • Justine Davis, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • Garland Doyle, Wayne State University, 2014
  • Keneshia Grant, Howard University, 2008
  • Marlette Jackson, Stanford University, 2012
  • Marisha Lecea, Glenville State College, 2008
  • Danielle Lemi, UC Riverside, 2012
  • Camillia Redding, Columbia University, 2010

2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Bios

  • Hajer Al-Faham, Cornell University
  • Estefania Castaneda Perez, San Diego State University 
  • Alejandra Gimenez, Brigham Young University 
  • Kenisha Gransberry, Lincoln University 
  • Stephanie Kang, University of Southern California
  • David Knight, University of Chicago
  • Jennifer Jackson, University of Chicago
  • Berny Lazareno, UC Santa Cruz
  • Marcus Lee, University of Chicago
  • Mikaila Leyva, University of Notre Dame
  • Jared Loggins, UCLA
  • Jesse Lopez, UC Berkeley 
  • Alysia Mann Carey, University of Chicago
  • Oanh Nguyen, University of Minnesota
  • Tanika Raychaudhuri, Princeton University
  • Erica Salinas, Cornell University
  • Christine Slaughter, UCLA
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