APSA Diversity Fellowship Program: Spring Application

DFP Spring Applicant Checklist

Online application form, which includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of references.


✔ A letter of enrollment verification. (submit via online application form)

✔ Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail). Provide transcripts or degree audits from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. All transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. 

✔ Letters of recommendation (submit online) Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by faculty members who are familiar with your academic work.       

Applications for the 2024-2025 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program- Spring Cycle will open January 22, 2024.

Applicants for the Diversity Fellowship Program Spring Cycle must be a first or second year graduate student, and currently enrolled in a political science PhD program. A letter of enrollment verification is required. Fellows will receive a one-time award of $2000 to support their graduate study. 

Please note: Current APSA D/MFP Fellows are not eligible to apply.

Spring applicants must:

  • Be a current first or second year graduate student, currently enrolled in a political science PhD program. Masters students are not eligible for the spring cycle of the fellowship. 
  • Be members of one of the following historically under-represented racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal /state recognized tribes); or 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. Applications from scholars of MENA descent are welcome.
  • Be a US citizen, US national, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) at the time of application.
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.

Profiles of APSA Diversity Fellows are published online and in Political Science Today.

To apply, 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. You may submit unofficial transcripts or degree audits in lieu of official transcripts for the purposes of application review.  


Questions about the application process or program can be directed to the APSA Diversity & Inclusion Programs team, at diversityprograms@apsanet.org.

For further information on the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, please visit these frequently asked questions.