APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Richie Romero

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 Richie Romero, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Richie Romero graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at El Paso(UTEP) in political science and history. He received an MA from UTEP before joining the PhD program at Arizona State’s School of Politics and Global Studies. During his undergraduate years, Richie served as both a teaching and research assistant for several faculty members leading to two co-authored works and multiple conference presentations. As a graduate student, he has helped teach methods and stats, American politics, and introductory politics courses. At Arizona State, Richie is focusing on international relations and American politics. He is currently working on developing a research agenda around American foreign policy dynamics and is interested in foreign policy decision-making as a whole. He hopes to develop a course on American political processes at home and American foreign policy actions abroad. Richie’s major goals for the next year include furthering his quantitative skills and developing a prospectus.