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.    

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

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

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.

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.

Please see updated below note about submitting application materials.

Given changes in university operating schedules and widespread remote work, APSA will accept unofficial transcripts/degree audits and enrollment verification forms for this application round. You may upload these documents as a PDF file in the "transcripts and enrollment verification" section of the online application form. Or, these documents can be emailed directly to [email protected].

While our current preference is electronic document submission, any documents that cannot be submitted via the application form or email can be physically mailed to the APSA office at the address below.

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.