Call for Applications – APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics

Deadline: November 19, 2022

The American Political Science Association is now accepting applications for the Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grant for Indigenous Politics. This application cycle, the grant will support scholars whose research focused on one or more of the following target research areas:

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Political Science
  • Sovereignty
  • Tribal Governance
  • Native Studies

Qualitative, quantitative, interpretive, or mixed methodological approaches are welcome. Collaboratively-authored projects are also welcome.

Award Conditions and Details

Grants will range between $2000 – $2500. Funds can be used to support access to data or archival records, paying undergraduate or graduate student research assistants, purchasing statistical software to facilitate research, costs associated with manuscript preparation, costs associated with travel for fieldwork or research site visits, and professional development activities such as skills or methods training acquisition.

Indirect costs, like using grant funds for rent or overhead, and fringe benefits are not covered by this research grant. If you have questions about what this grant could cover, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Programs team at

In cases where the grant is awarded to a collaborative project, funds will be disbursed to the primary investigator – either directly or to their home institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are welcome from political science and Indigenous Politics scholars, faculty, students, and practitioners whose scholarship is focused on indigenous politics and political science.

Grants will be awarded to support innovative research that center indigeneity-related theories and concepts or practitioner-informed theories within political science scholarship. All funded projects must be completed by December 31, 2023.

APSA especially encourages applications from individuals who presented a paper or iPoster at the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting that focused on theories and paradigms that are salient in the study of Indigenous political science, Indigenous Studies, or Indigenous Politics.

Additionally, APSA especially encourages applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals who meet the above eligibility requirements.

Applications are due November 19, 2022. Please email with any questions about the program.

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