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APSA Diversity Fellowship Program: Travel Grant Application

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP) Travel Grant provides support for the professional development of APSA Diversity Fellows, (both current fellows and program alumni) at the APSA Annual Meeting.


 Applications for the 2024 DFP Travel Grant are now open! The deadline to apply is June 28, 2024.


Grants will be awarded to support direct costs of participating in the 2024 Annual Meeting. Fellows must register for the meeting, if funds are awarded. 


Eligible applicants include:

  • Funded and unfunded MFP or DFP Fellows from the fellowship class of 2023-2024 or prior, who are currently enrolled in a political science PhD program
  • Funded and unfunded MFP or DFP Alumni who received their PhDs in political science between 2022–2024.

Awarded grants may range between $250-$400. To apply, login to your APSA profile and submit your online application.


Please note that applicants who apply for the DFP Travel Grant should not apply for the Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant and vice versa. You may only apply to one type of DFP grant.


NOTE: Priority will be given to APSA DFP Fellows and DFP Alumni who are current APSA members, who have not received (and who are not scheduled to receive) DFP funding during the 2023-2024 year, who are presenting a paper/poster or serving as a chair/discussant at the 2024 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or who are on the job market. Please send any questions to diversityprograms@apsanet.org


The 2023 APSA DFP Travel Grant Recipients

First Name Last Name Current Affiliation
Robert D. Alvarez University of Houston
Erika Arias Syracuse University
Kevin Bustamante University of Notre Dame
Samantha Canty University of California, Irvine
Estefania Castañeda Pérez University of Pennsylvania
Samantha Chapa University of Houston
Liwu Gan Syracuse University
Marianna Garcia University of California, San Diego
Aura Gonzalez Cornell University
Aubree Hardesty University of Missouri
Kiara Hernandez Harvard University
Chandler James University of Oregon
Maya Khuzam University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jair Moreira University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Joseph Rodriguez Duke University
Laura Uribe University of California, San Diego

 

     


APSA 2023 Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant

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 2024 Lee Ann Fujii DFP Travel Grant is now open! The deadline to apply is June 28, 2024.


Grants will be awarded to support direct costs of participating in the 2024 Annual Meeting. Awardees will be required to register for the Annual Meeting.


Eligible applicants include:

  1. Funded and unfunded MFP or DFP Fellows from the fellowship class of 2023-2024 or earlier, who are currently enrolled in a political science PhD program
  2. 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 2023-2024 year;
  • who are presenting a paper/poster or are serving as a chair/discussant at the 2024 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