Programs
APSA Minority Fellows Program

The 2015-2016 APSA MFP Application Cycle is open.

Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014

The APSA Minority Fellowship Program celebrates 45 years!

The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of under-represented scholars in the discipline. Since 1969, the APSA Minority Fellowship has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. Alumni and friends of the program gathered to celebrate the fellowship program at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington DC at the APSA Ralph Bunche Fellows & Minority Fellows Program Coffee Hour.

 

 

About the APSA Minority Fellowship Program

Program Background

The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.  In 2009, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the program, MFP Alumni and former APSA Staff members who worked with the program gathered at the 2009 Annual Meeting for a Roundtable entitled: "The 40th Anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Promoting Scholarship and Diversity" and for a 40th Anniversary Reception.

Since 1969, the APSA Minority Fellowship has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. The Association has refocused and increased efforts to assist minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on minority recruitment, but also assisting with the retention of these groups within the profession.

The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship.

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