Call for Applications: 2021-2022 Public Scholarship Program

APSA is accepting applications to join the third cohort of the Public Scholarship Program fellows. This program offers remote part-time fellowships that introduces political science graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of presenting academic scholarship to the public. In doing so, the program advances several core aims of APSA’s mission: supporting informed discourse about politics, policy, and civic participation, disseminating information and publishing research findings, and enhancing the capacity of political scientists to communicate their ideas within the discipline and to the wider public. The Public Scholarship Program was created in collaboration with the APSA Presidential Task Force for New Partnerships, and thanks to generous support from the Ivywood Foundation. Learn more about the program here and apply using this form.

The Fellowship

  • Timing: Fellows will participate in a 12-month fellowship beginning in the spring of 2021 with a virtual orientation.
  • Training: The public scholarship orientation will feature training by APSA staff as well as presentations from editors and science communication experts.
  • The Fellowship Period:
    • Fellows will work with American Political Science Review authors and APSA staff to develop public-facing summaries of APSR articles.
    • Fellows will be invited to prepare a public-facing post on their own research interests.
    • Fellows’ work will be shared via APSA’s blog,, as well as on APSA social media accounts.
  • Support: Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend to support their work and will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Apply here by March 22, 2021.

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  1. Is the program running for admitted PhD students or prospective PhD students? I would be interested, I have applied for a PhD program in Public Administration.

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