APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due November 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Sydney Carr

The 2019-2020 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, fall cycle will be closing soon. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.

Each year, APSA awards 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to support individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are applying to grad school in political science. The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds or individuals studying indigenous governance and politics who are applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Recently, APSA introduced a new spring round of the MFP awards for graduate students in the pre-dissertation stage of their career. This year the spring cycle MFP awards are available in the form of a one-time award ranging between $500-$1000, to support expenses related to PhD graduate study for first and second year political science PhD students from underrepresented groups.

Meet Sydney Carr, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Sydney Carr (RBSI 2017) is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan. She earned a BA in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut, where she majored in political science and minored in Africana studies. Sydney’s research interests include American public opinion, voting behavior, race and ethnicity, as well as gender. Specifically, Sydney is interested in the representation of women of color in Congress. At UConn, Sydney served at the President of the National Council of Negro Women. Sydney is also a 2017 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholar. She has presented her work at several conferences including the 2016   National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, the 2017 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, and the 2017 Emerging Scholar’s Conference at the University of Michigan.

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