Call for Applications: Faculty collaborations to produce cutting-edge teaching resources


To support professional collaborations and produce cutting-edge teaching resources.
Proposals for grants up to $40,000.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2019 at 12:00 midnight EDT

The American Political Science Association seeks proposals from groups of members interested in improving the 2-year to 4-year pipeline, fostering connections between faculty across higher education institutions, and producing cutting-edge teaching materials. Peer to Peer Pedagogical Partnership grants are an initiative of the APSA Presidential Task Force on New Partnerships, which aims to deepen ties between political scientists and strengthen the contributions of political science to the public good.

Peer to Peer Pedagogical Partnership grants have four inter-related aims:

  1. To create partnerships among colleagues at different kinds of higher education institutions in the same geographic region.
  2. To support colleagues in generating cutting-edge teaching materials based on recent research.
  3. To assist faculty at more research-intensive institutions in teaching and mentoring first-generation, under-represented minority, and economically disadvantaged students in ways they might not otherwise have done.
  4. To enable colleagues at more teaching-intensive institutions to teach materials that they would not otherwise have the time to teach.

Organizers (PIs) from all higher education institutions, including community colleges, regional public institutions, small liberal arts colleges, and large private and flagship public PhD-granting institutions are welcome and encouraged to apply. All P4 proposals should include at least one PI from a community college and one PI from a PhD-granting institution. If you are interested in applying and would like assistance connecting with faculty in your area, please contact Centennial Center Director Amanda Grigg at

Proposals with the greatest institutional diversity among participants – given the institutions present in their geographic area – will be given priority. This institutional diversity can be among organizers/PIs and/or among those who have committed to participate in the P4 program.

For detailed application instructions and examples of previously funded projects, please visit

All P4 applications must include the following components:

  1. Project Abstract (1 page maximum) including PI names and APSA membership numbers, brief account of topic, aims, participants, proposed activity and total budget request.
  2. PI CV(s) – Note that P4 projects must include at least one PI/leader from a community college and one organizer from a research-intensive institution.
  3. P4 Project Proposal (5 pages maximum) must identify a theme for pedagogical products, specify the proposed participants, and describe a schedule of events and project work flow. In addition, it must include an Inclusivity Statement (1 page maximum) describing how the selection of topics and personnel demonstrates a commitment to ensuring an inclusive conversation that reflects the diversity of the Association and our profession.
  4. Detailed line-item project budget (1 page). Budget may contain honoraria for participants to support and compensate for the production of teaching materials. For further information see the FAQ above.
  5. Institutionalization Plan (1 page maximum): Explain how organizers will promote continued collaboration and communication between community college and research university faculty after the conclusion of the grant period.


  • Letter(s) of support from collaborative institutions (e.g., agreement of a university, college, or academic center to collaborate, offer administrative support, or make space).
  • Letter(s) identifying any additional in-kind contributions from any collaborative institutions.

Award Timeline and Guidance: Complete applications received by the October 31 deadline will be reviewed by December 1, and we expect to notify applicants of award decisions in early 2020. All grants made will be subject to the same terms and conditions of APSA grants administered through the Centennial Center, including the following requirements:

  • APSA membership for PI’s must be active for the duration of the grant period, normally 12 months.
  • Grant funds may be used for direct costs in support of the described projects, such as travel, meals (with restrictions), organizational staff support, or office supplies.
  • Grant funds may not be used for indirect or overhead costs
  • Grant funds may be used for honoraria to participants to compensate them for their time and work.
  • At the time that grants are made, a timeline for fund use will be agreed upon. Normally, grants are for a period of 12 months with the option of a 6-month extension, as needed and if requested prior to the expiry of the grant.

To apply, please review our P4 FAQ, prepare the required components (listed above) and complete the application form at:

We strongly encourage members to get in touch with any questions or for more information! Contact Centennial Center Director Amanda Grigg at You can also reach us at 202-483-2512.

Download the full call for proposals here or submit your application here.