The application cycle for the 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants – Early Career Scholars is now closed. Recipients will be announced in July 2023.
The spring 2023 application cycle will award early career scholars whose research areas focus on one or more of the following target research areas:
- race, ethnicity and politics
- racial and social justice
- systemic racism, inequality and inequity
- gender, sexuality and politics
- LGBTQ+ politics
- accessibility politics
Qualitative, quantitative, interpretive, mixed methodological, political philosophy, and theory approaches are welcome. Collaboratively-authored projects are welcome.
Grants will range between $2000 - $2500. Funds can be used to support: access to data or archival records, paying undergraduate or graduate student research assistants, purchasing statistical software to facilitate research; costs associated with manuscript preparation, costs associated with travel for fieldwork or research site visits, and professional development activities (such skills or methods training acquisition).
In cases where the grant is awarded to a collaborative project, funds will be disbursed to the primary investigator - either directly or to their home institution.
Applicants must in the early career stage. For the purposes of this grant, an early career individual is defined as an individual who has earned a PhD in political science no more than six years ago and, who can be described as pre-tenure, contingent faculty, a post-doctoral fellow, a practitioner political scientist who works outside of the academic sector, or recent PhDs who are on the job market for a political science related position.
Additionally, applicants must fall within at least one of the following categories:
- Be a member of one or more of the following historically underrepresented or minoritized racial or ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians or Alaska natives, and Native Hawaiians.
- Be a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Be able to demonstrate interest in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.
To apply, submit create an APSA profile and submit an online application. All application materials must be submitted through the online application system to be reviewed by the selection committee. Your online application will also include:
- The title and abstract of your research project or research related professional development need (250 words). Proposed research projects must focus on one of the aforementioned target research areas and should be projects that are already progress
- A 500-1000 word statement that describes how the grant funds will help to advance your research project or will help enhance your ability to conduct your research
- An itemized budget detailing what the funds will support
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
Questions about the application or program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.