2021-2022 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program Fall Applications Now Open | Deadline: October 30

Applications for the 2021-2022 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Fellowship Program, are now open! The Fall application cycle provides financial support to undergraduate seniors, recent graduates, or other individuals who are currently in the process of applying to political science PhD programs for Fall 2021 admission. Awards will range between $4000 and $5000.

Applications are due on Friday, October 30, 2020. Submit an online application now!

The DFP was established in 1969 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. Over time, the fellowship program evolved into the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), expanding to include support for all scholars from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

As of Fall 2020, the program was renamed to the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program to better mirror language that reflects, encourages, and uplifts aspiring scholars of color and to acknowledge the current and projected demographic shifts in racial and ethnic populations in the US. Since its inception, the program has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.