The APSA Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant is made possible by the generous contributions of the Fujii Family and Dr. Fujii's colleagues and friends. The grant is meant to support APSA Diversity Fellows' participation in the APSA annual meeting to engage in research, professional development, mentoring and collaboration.
The application cycle for the 2023 Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant is now closed.
Recipients will be announced in late July.
Grants will be awarded to support direct costs of participating in the 2023 Annual Meeting. Awardees will be required to register for the Annual Meeting.
Eligible applicants include:
- Funded and unfunded MFP or DFP Fellows from the fellowship class of 2022-2023 or earlier, who are currently enrolled in a political science PhD program
- Funded and unfunded MFP or DFP alumni who earned their PhDs in political science.
Priority is given to DFP Fellows and alumni:
- whose research, teaching, or mentoring focuses in one or more of the areas of political violence (broadly), ethnicity and race, African politics, racial violence in the US South, comparative politics, international relations, conflict processes, research ethics, or qualitative and interpretive methods; who are current APSA members;
- who have not received (and who are not scheduled to receive) DFP funding during the 2022-2023 year;
- who are presenting a paper/poster or are serving as a chair/discussant at the 2023 APSA Annual Meeting;
- who are on the job market;
- or who have a history of mentoring students and early career individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, especially racialized women
Awards will range from $350 - $500. To apply, login to your APSA profile and submit an online application. The award may not be used to cover APSA Annual Meeting registration expenses.
Please note that applicants who apply for the Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant should not apply for the DFP Travel Grant and vice versa. You may only apply to one type of DFP grant.
About Dr. Fujii
Dr. Lee Ann Fujii, (1962-2018), was a highly respected scholar of political violence, ethnicity and race, African politics, field methods and comparative politics. She spent 2016 -17 as a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ where she was working on a new book on public violence. Dr. Fujii was an associate professor at the University of Toronto. She was a member of the APSA Organized Section on Comparative Politics and the APSA Organized Section on Qualitative Methods. She was a dynamic teacher, skilled researcher and a valued mentor to many junior scholars, especially scholars from underrepresented backgrounds. To read more about Dr. Fujii and tributes to her contributions to the discipline, visit "Remembering Lee Ann Fujii"., PSNow's "Remembering: Lee Ann Fujii, University of Toronto Political Science Professor" and " 'An Ode to her Revolt:' Remembering Lee Ann Fujii" in QMMR, Spring 2018.
View the 2023 Recipients of the APSA Lee Ann Fujii Diversity Fellowship Program Travel Grant
View the 2022 Recipients of the APSA Lee Ann Fujii Diversity Fellowship Program Travel Grant
View the 2021 Recipients of the APSA Lee Ann Fujii Diversity Fellowship Program Travel Grant
View the 2020 Recipients of the APSA Lee Ann Fujii Minority Fellowship Program Travel Grant
View the 2019 Recipients of the APSA Lee Ann Fujii Minority Fellowship Program Travel Grant