APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Marco Alcocer

Apply Now for the APSA Spring 2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) — Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Meet Marco Alcocer, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Marco Alcocer is a PhD student in the political science department at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests revolve around understanding how criminal groups affect political institutions in Latin America. Specifically, his research explores how criminal organizations undermine democracy and how institutional, political, and social dynamics shape politicians’ incentives to fight against or collude with organized crime. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Marco was a research assistant at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President, where he worked on international drug policy. Marco earned an MA in international security from George Mason University and a BA in political science and Spanish from Southwestern University.