Meet 2020 DFP Spring Fellow, Erika Vallejo; 2021 Applications Open – Deadline March 19

Erika Vallejo is a political science PhD student at Michigan State University. She is a RGV native and obtained her BA in political science and philosophy from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Prior to MSU, Erika worked at an educational center where she greatly enjoyed working with students and furthered her passion for academic. Her research interests include American politics, specifically gender, race, class, immigration, and labor relations. Her proposed research agenda focuses on the lack of working-class candidates and how to motivate them to run for office. After completing her PhD, Erika hopes to pursue a career in academia or in the non-profit sector.

Apply Now for the APSA 2021-2022 Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP), Spring Cycle

Deadline for Applications: March 19, 2021

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Fellowship Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring DFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science Ph.D. program. Awards will range between $1000 to $2000, depending on the availability of funds. Please apply for the program or share this information with a colleague who could benefit from this opportunity.

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