Diversity and Inclusion Programs
APSA Diversiy and Inlcusion Report

This report collects and collates information about diversity and inclusion from across the programs, services, and reports generated by the association. In so doing, it provides a one-stop report of data and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion at APSA. While not exhaustive, the purpose of the inaugural version of the report is to enable a fulsome discussion of diversity and inclusion across the association.  Read the full report.
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
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.

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
Read about resources for advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion within the discipline. If you have suggestions for additional 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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