The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000.
The following students were named as 2017-2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipients during the fall 2016 application cycle. These fellows are currently applying to PhD programs in political science. Complete bios for each fellow appear below and will be featured in the April 2017 edition of PS: Political Science and Politics.