APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due November 1 – Meet MFP Fellow Srilekha Murthy

Apply Now for the 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fall Cycle — Deadline for applications: November 1, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Fall MFP fellowship supports individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who in the process of applying to political science PhD programs for Fall 2020 admission. Learn more about the APSA MFP program, which is currently celebrating its 50th year, read more: 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Srilekha Murthy, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Srilekha Murthy is a senior at Mount Holyoke College, pursuing a major in politics, along with minors in French and development studies. Her current research project examines the successes of indigenous movements aligned with the Catholic Church in the Andean region of Latin America. This project has informed her broader interest in the political participation of racial and ethnic minorities. She aims to pursue a doctoral degree in political science where she plans to study questions of race, ethnicity, and political participation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ultimately, Srilekha aims to be a professor and to work to increase representation of racial and gender minorities in academia.