Call for Applications: 2022-2023 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program | Deadline: November 12th

Applications for the 2022-2023 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program are now open! Applications are due on November 12, 2021. Submit an online application now here!

The fall application cycle provides financial support to undergraduate seniors, recent graduates, or other individuals who are currently in the process of applying to political science PhD programs for Fall 2022 admission. Fellows will receive $5000, disbursed over two years.

The DFP was established in 1969 as the Black Graduate Student Fellowship to increase the number of African American graduate students in the discipline. In 1979, the Chicano Student Fellowship was established. Over time, the fellowship program evolved into the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), expanding to include support for all scholars from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

As of Fall 2020, the program was renamed to the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program to better mirror language that reflects, encourages, and uplifts aspiring scholars of color and to acknowledge the current and projected demographic shifts in racial and ethnic populations in the US. Since its inception, the program has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.