APSA Spring Centennial Center Research Grants – Applications Now Open!

APSA’s Small Research Grants, now “Spring Centennial Center Research Grants,” are accepting applications! The spring cycle of Centennial Center Research Grants supports research in all fields of political science that is conducted by:

  • Political scientists in non-tenure track or contingent positions who are ineligible for departmental funding.
  • Political science faculty of all ranks who are employed in departments that do not grant PhDs, including community college faculty.

APSA offers a total of $40,000 in funding for these grants annually – individual grant proposals may not exceed $2,500. Grant recipients are determined through a peer-review process.

Applications require just a CV, one-paragraph abstract, short research statement, and budget outlining costs to be covered by grant.

Expanded budget flexibility for 2021 cycle:

In order to provide additional support to our members during the current crisis, we are making research grants more flexible by expanding the categories of costs eligible for funding. Eligible costs for the 2021 funding cycle include:

  • Research costs associated with data collection, including costs of conducting interviews and surveys, access to archives, and more.
  • Salary support for PIs
  • Salary support for research assistants
  • Per diems regardless of location
  • Research software and hardware, including statistical software, productivity software, and devices necessary for scholars with disabilities to conduct their research.
  • And more! We recognize that APSA members may have research support needs not included in the above list. If you have a cost that is not listed here, please contact us at centennial@apsanet.org to confirm that the cost is eligible.

Learn more about the Spring Centennial Center Research Grant here. Interested in learning about other APSA grant opportunities? Visit www.apsanet.org/grants.

1 Comment

  1. Would an honorarium be covered for instructors recruited to implement a study in their class? Also, would compensation for principle researchers be covered to replace typical overload pay, which many community college instructors are dependent on? I work for a 2 year access institution consolidated within a larger university.

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