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APSA Minority Fellowship Program - Spring 2016 Application

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity and the presence of underrepresented individuals in the discipline of political science. Since its inception, the APSA MFP has designated more than 500 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. Each year, the Minority Fellows Program awards a total of 12 funded fellowships (in the fall and spring round combined) in the amount of $4,000. APSA may also name non-funded fellows, who along with the funded fellows, will have a letter of support sent to their graduate political science program. APSA MFP Fellows have also been invited to apply for MFP travel grants to participate in the APSA annual meeting. The spring round will support expenses related to PhD graduate study for first and second year political science PhD students from underrepresented groups.


  • Applicants must be a first or second year graduate student, and currently enrolled in a political science PhD program. A letter of enrollment verification is required. Please note: Current APSA MFP Fellows are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be members of one of the following under-represented racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal /state recognized tribes).
  • Applicants must be US citizens at the time of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.

Application: The deadline for spring 2016 application was March 31, 2016.  

Selection: Awards were announced in May 2016. Profiles of APSA Minority Fellows are published online and in PS: Political Science & Politics.

View the 2016 Spring MFP Application here
Visit us at for additional application details and to view the bios of previous APSA MFP Fellows. 

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