The 2024 RBSI Application Cycle is Now Closed.
The RBSI is an intensive five-week program designed to introduce undergraduate juniors to the world of doctoral study in political science. The 2024 institute will be held May 26 – June 27 at Duke University. The deadline for applications was January 29, 2024.
Students participating in the program take two courses for transferrable credit – one in quantitative analysis and one in race and American politics. Students also receive an introduction to the demands of graduate school, learn political science research methods, and participate in a graduate school recruitment fair. Top students in the program will also be given the opportunity to present their research at the 2024 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Completed applications will include a resume, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please contact the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs Team at email@example.com with any questions about the institute.