APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Fall Application

MFP Fall Applicant Checklist

✔ Completed online application form, which includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of recommenders.

Application Closed

✔ Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail) Provide an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA 

✔ Letters of recommendation 
(submit via email or mail) Three letters of recommendation must be submitted. They can be mailed directly to APSA from the recommender or emailed in by the recommender. 

✔ GRE score report (mail) Graduate schools require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have not taken this exam, please do so as soon as possible. Please request that an official copy of your GRE score report be sent directly to the APSA address below. The APSA ETS code is 3527. Please visit www.ets.org/gre for more information on the GRE exam.

The 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, Fall Cycle, is now closed. 

Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

Applications for the 2021-2022 Fall Cycle will open in September 2020. To be notified when the application opens, please email [email protected]

Applicants for the MFP Fall Cycle must be undergraduate seniors, recent graduates, or other individuals (including students in terminal MA programs) in the process of applying for PhD programs in political science for fall 2020.  


Fall applicants must: 

  • Be a member of one of the following underrepresented racial or ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians or Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
  • 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. 

To apply, submit an online application and email or mail the following materials:

Official transcripts, GRE reports, and letters of recommendations should be emailed to [email protected] 

Or mailed to:

APSA Minority Fellows Program
c/o Dr. Kimberly Mealy
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206



Questions about the application process or program can be directed to the APSA Diversity & Inclusion Programs team, at [email protected].

*For further information on the APSA Minority Fellowship Program, please visit these frequently asked questionsIf you have additional questions that are not answered, you can send them into APSA at [email protected].


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