2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Now Open, Due November 1

The 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Cycle Applications is now open! Celebrating its 50th year, the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is geared towards individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who will be applying to political science graduate programs for admittance during the fall of 2020. Application deadline is November 1, 2019. 

The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Student Fellowship) to increase the number of African American graduate students in the discipline. In 1979 the Chicano Student Fellowship was established. Overtime, the fellowship program has expanded to include support for racial and ethnic underrepresented scholars. Since its inception, the APSA MFP has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.

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.

Applicants for the MFP Fall Cycle must also 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. Learn more about the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.