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Through the Generation to Generation Initiative, our goal is continue support of political science scholars and professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

About the Initiative

Through the Generation to Generation Initiative, our goal is to raise $2.5 million to continue the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) and additional programming that introduces students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers and graduate study in political science.

The RBSI is an intensive annual five-week program designed to introduce rising undergraduate seniors to doctoral study of political science.  We are incredibly proud that more than 600 students have attended the Institute over time and more than 20% are completing or have completed PhDs.  The RBSI has one of the largest impacts for programs of this kind.  To read more about the Institute, its history, and impact, please click here.


"I am honored to give back to the program that is responsible for producing generations of Black and Latinx political scientists. RBSI is the reason why I and so many of my colleagues are members of this discipline. I am proud to contribute to this effort to diversify our profession."

– Dr. Nadia E. Brown, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University



Contribute to Our Story

Please join us in continuing support for early career scholars.  While APSA is fortunate that the National Science Foundation guaranteed funding in the short-term, our priority is to fully fund the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for years to come.

Your gift to the Generation to Generation Initiative will help generations of students contribute to a diverse collection of innovative ideas and approaches to the political science professoriate, as well as other academic and professional fields.  Donations of cash, stocks, and bequests are accepted, or you can make a pledge and pay in installments.  For any questions about making a financial contribution, please email [email protected]


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