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APSA Minority Fellowship Program Application Information

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the MFP Fall Cycle must be undergraduate seniors or recent graduates in the process of applying for PhD programs in political science. 

Applicants must also: 

  • Be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes).
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
  • Be a US citizen at time of application.
APSA Minority Fellows Program Applicant Checklist

The 2018-2019 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, Fall Cycle will open in early September. The deadline for applications is October 25, 2017.

A complete Fall application includes: 

  • Completed online application form, which includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of recommenders.
  • Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail) Provide an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA (postmarked by October 25, 2017).
  • Letters of recommendation (submit via email or mail) Three letters of recommendation must be submitted. They can be mailed directly (postmarked by October 25, 2017) to APSA from the recommender or emailed in by the recommender. 
  • GRE score report (mail) Graduate schools require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have not taken this exam, please do so as soon as possible. Please request that an official copy of your GRE score report be sent directly to the APSA address below. The APSA ETS code is 3527. Please visit for more information on the GRE exam.

Official transcripts and letters of recommendations should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed (postmarked by October 25, 2017) to:

APSA Minority Fellows Program
c/o Dr. Kimberly Mealy
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206 

Questions about the application process or program can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly, Program Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion, at [email protected].

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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