APSA is pleased to announce the Public Scholarship Program, a remote fellowship that introduces political science graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of presenting academic scholarship to the public. In doing so, the program advances several core aims of APSA’s mission: supporting informed discourse about politics, policy, and civic participation, disseminating information and publishing research findings, and enhancing the capacity of political scientists to communicate their ideas within the discipline and to the wider public. The Public Scholarship Program was created in collaboration with the APSA Presidential Task Force for New Partnerships, and thanks to generous support from the Ivywood Foundation. Learn more about the program and apply here.
- Timing: Fellows will participate in a 6-month fellowship beginning in the early spring of 2019 with a two-day public scholarship workshop at APSA headquarters in Washington, DC.
- In advance of the workshop, fellows will complete the American Copy Editors Society Certificate in Editing course. This training covers a range of topics including the fundamentals to editing, writing online headlines, and writing clearly and concisely. They will also be asked to read Going Public: A Guide for Social Scientists by Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels (and will be provided with complementary copies).
- The public scholarship workshop will feature training by APSA staff as well as presentations from editors and science communication experts.
- The Fellowship Period:
- Fellows will focus on producing public-facing summaries of articles from the American Political Science Review. This will involve communicating with APSR editors and authors under the supervision of APSA staff.
- Fellows will also produce previews and recaps of Annual Meeting events such as author-meets-critics panels.
- Fellows will be invited to prepare a public-facing post on their own research interests.
- Fellows’ work will be shared via APSA’s newly redesigned blog, politicalsciencenow.com, as well as on APSA social media accounts.
- Support: Fellows will receive a $1000 stipend to support their work, will have their food, lodging, and travel expenses covered for the public scholarship training workshop, and will receive complementary registration and lodging for the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting.
Learn more about program eligibility and the application process here. Applications are due by 11:59 pm Sunday, February 3.