The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds.
Tranae Hardy is a PhD student in the department of Government at Georgetown University where she studies American government. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in social science from Towson University. Her research interests center on Congress, legislative behavior, and political parties. Currently, she is working on a project that explores the relationship between increased electoral competition and the use of simple resolutions in Congress as messaging tools to emphasize party differences. She is also working on a collaborative project examining the trends in and evolution of the conduct of political science research. Upon completing her doctorate, Tranae will pursue a career in academia.