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Together, we can ensure scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners have the resources they need to continue working to advance the study of political science. 

This year has brought unprecedented challenges to the personal and professional lives of political scientists, particularly to those who have suffered loss, disruptions in their employment, or are caring for sick family members while trying to successfully complete their courses or research work. 

Your donation helps us to provide immediate funding to many key programs and funds that broaden opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and those with pressing financial needs, including coronavirus-related needs. 


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APSA Past Presidents Commit to Matching Member Relief Fund Contributions
Donate Now and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

Your gift today of $100 will become $200, a gift of $50 becomes $100, and so on.

Make a contribution to the APSA Member Relief Program and your support will do 2X as much good as it would at any other time of year. But hurry- the matching gift offer ends December 31.

Assist Political Scientists in Need

Your contribution to the APSA Member Relief Program will help provide funding for members in need by relieving the economic burden many are feeling right now. Through the Member Relief Program, we are committed to assisting political science students and scholars by offering unrestricted grants so financial burdens do not remain obstacles.

Promote Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity

Your gift to APSA diversity and inclusion programs and funds helps continue support of scholars through programs that recruit, retain, and advance political scientists from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Your support also helps promote scholarship in the fields of race, ethnicity, and politics by increasing the number of research grants and the level of funding support for scholars.

“As I have three young kids during my PhD, I really needed this kind of help amid COVID-19. The relief grant helped me alleviate my financial concerns and overcome my feelings of panic.” – APSA Member helped by a relief grant



“The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute gave me the tools to analyze the dynamics of Black politics and citizenship, to see what the discipline of political science was all about, and to connect with others in the field of racial politics.” – Alumnus of the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

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  • Post about your gift with the hashtag #GiveAPSA. 
  • Plan a future gift in your will or trust with this sample language: "I give [ _____ percent of my estate] or [the sum of $_____ ] to the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC for its general purposes or for the benefit of [name of APSA fund or program]." APSA Federal Tax ID: 53-0200001.

For questions about donating, please email [email protected] For more information about APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs, please click here or email [email protected] 


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