Call for Applications: The APSA Public Scholarship Program

APSA is accepting applications to join the second 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 and apply here.

The Fellowship

  • Timing: Fellows will participate in a 12-month fellowship beginning in the spring of 2020 with a two-day public scholarship workshop at APSA headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • Training: The public scholarship workshop will feature training by APSA staff as well as presentations from editors and science communication experts.
  • The Fellowship Period:
    • Fellows will focus on producing public-facing summaries of articles from the American Political Science Review and other APSA journals.
    • Fellows will be invited to prepare a public-facing post on their own research interests.
    • Fellows’ work will be shared via APSA’s redesigned blog,, as well as on APSA social media accounts.
  • Support:Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend to support their work, will have their lodging and travel expenses covered for the public scholarship training workshop and will receive complimentary registration and lodging for the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

  • Learn more about program eligibility and the application process here
  • Applications are due by 11:59 pm Sunday, March 1.