Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Resources for Diversity and Inclusion

Advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession is a key priority of the association and the APSA Strategic Plan. The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs department has complied resources for advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion for researchers, faculty, and departments in the areas of recruitment, hiring, and retention, and mitigating implicit bias. The 2018 APSA Diversity and Inclusion Report presents information about demographics and diversity and inclusion initiatives from across the programs, services, and reports generated by the association. It provides a one-stop report of data and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion at APSA and can be used as a resource to foster meaningful discussion of diversity and inclusion across the association. 


APSA Status Committees:
The American Political Science Association status committees develop reports and projects, and promote activities concerning advancement through the pipeline and the professional development of scholars from underrepresented groups within the political science discipline.  See all Status Committees
Resources on Systemic Racism and Social Justice (New)

Resources on Systemic Racism and Social Justice (New)

Political scientists have long examined the linkages between race, power, governance, social injustice and oppression. This scholarship has made an invaluable contribution to our discipline and to public discourse. It has illuminated the sources and structures of systemic racism, pervasive inequality and human rights abuses in the United States, as well as the resulting social, political, and public policy consequences.  
This resource project acknowledges the issues and debates that have re-surfaced into the public discourse as a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, and the resulting protests and civil debates about social justice, race, systemic racism and public policy. With the understanding that these social, political, and economic themes predate the events and protests in Minneapolis, MN and the protests around globe. 
Goals of this resource:
1) Highlight the range of scholarly expertise and contributions of political scientists whose research and public engagement addresses these important topics,
2) Identify a diverse array of political science resources that can be brought to bear to assist students and faculty in the classroom and the public to better understand and dialogue about these issues in a constructive way.
3) Acknowledge and appreciate that these themes are core and essential to the study of political science.
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

This annual five-week program is designed to introduce undergraduate students from under represented racial/ethnic groups or students interested in broadening participation in political science.

Minority Student Recruitment Program

MSRP is a collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs in political science that connects undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in, or show potential for, graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students.

Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Take part in a fellowship that provides support for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to and currently enrolled in doctoral programs in political science. Learn more about MFP and how to apply here.

Mentoring Program for Political Scientists

Connect with undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, and senior members of the political science discipline for professional development mentoring.

Diversity & Inclusion News

Application Cycle Now Open for the 2021 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Program

Friday, November 20, 2020

Some of APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program Class (2020) Applications are due January 15, 2021. Learn how to apply. About the RBSI Program The 2021 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) is for undergraduate juniors [...]

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Meet Nicolas Albertoni, 2020 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Nicolas Albertoni is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. His research broadly engages questions in international political economy and comparative politics with an emphasis on Latin America [...]

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A Virtual Review: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity in American Political Science Association Publications

Diversity is one of the most frequently used administrative terms to describe institutions, whether educational, governmental, or economic engaged in the process of transformation from a homogeneous to a more heterogeneous body, whether based on race, ethnicity, language, and/or gender. The four articles in this category, all from PS, are drawn from major APSA efforts to address diversity and inclusion. Read the full review.

Resources for Advancing in the Discipline
Advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession is one of the main priorities in the APSA Strategic Plan. Read about resources for advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion within the discipline. If you have suggestions for additional resources or questions about existing resources, please email us at [email protected]
Fund for Latino Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics. Learn more here.


APSA Respect Campaign:

The APSA RESPECT Campaign encourages “professional respect” by and towards all APSA members and APSA annual meeting attendees and participants at all times.  Learn more.
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