APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Spring Application

MFP 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 an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA.

✔ Letters of recommendation (submit online) Two letters of recommendation must be submitted via the online recommendation form.    

Applicants for the MFP 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. Please note: Current APSA MFP Fellows are not eligible to apply.

*The 2020 - 2021 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, Spring Cycle is now open.
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

Spring applicants must:

  • Be members of one of the following under-represented racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal /state recognized tribes).
  • 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.

Selection: Awards will be announced in June 2020. Profiles of APSA Minority Fellows are published online and in PS: Political Science & Politics.

Official transcripts should be uploaded to the online form. If not possible, they can be emailed to [email protected] or physically mailed to:

APSA Minority Fellowship Program
c/o Jasmine Scott
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 questions.