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We are proud to receive support from private foundations across the country. Through their support, our partners demonstrate their philanthropic commitment to the discipline.

Donations and grant funding enable a wide range of initiatives that provide professional development, training, and public education and outreach. Thank you to those organizations that have recently partnered with APSA to provide support for a number of activities:


  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided grant support to help fund regional political science workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded $700,000 to APSA to continue training workshops and networking opportunities for early career political scientists from the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through 2021.

  • Democracy Fund is supporting a new Public Service Fellowship through grant funding to APSA.

  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is supporting travel grants for scholars to attend APSA's Annual Meeting and entrepreneurship research prizes administered by the APSA Organized Section on Class and Inequality.

  • Ivywood Foundation made a $1.2 million grant to APSA to support the Task Force on New Initiatives which created several new programs.

  • Henry Luce Foundation is funding Asia Pacific Research Development Workshops for the professional advancement of early-career social scientists in East and Southeast Asia through 2021 with a grant of $365,000.

  • Japan-United States Friendship Commission provided funding for professional development workshops and training for Japanese scholars attending the APSA Annual Meeting.

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provided support for regional workshop in India that explored democracy.

  • Kettering Foundation granted funds to APSA for the creation of a teaching syllabi collection.

  • National Science Foundation awarded a $462,000 grant to APSA President Dr. Paula D. McClain to support the APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI), and supported APSA Task Forces on Political Science in the 21st Century and Women's Advancement in the Profession.

  • Russel Sage Foundation supported the APSA Task Forces on Inequality and Democracy, and Religion and Democracy.

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provided a five-year grant to fund the programming of the APSA African Politics Conference Group as well as supplemental funds to support the APSA Task Force on Congressional Reform.

  • William T. Grant Foundation supported the development of civic education materials with a grant to APSA.