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Programs & Initiatives

Applications Open for the APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) – Spring Cycle | Deadline Extended: April 17, 2020

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity and the presence of underrepresented individuals in the discipline of political science. The spring cycle will provide support to first and second-year students in political science PhD programs. Please email us with any questions. Apply Now!

If you would like to apply to the program but are unable to provide a transcript or enrollment verification due to delays associated with changes in university office operating schedules, please email [email protected].

Interested in community-engaged research? Apply to APSA’s New  Institute for Civically Engaged Research |  Deadline: April 1, 2020

APSA’s new Institute for Civically Engaged Research trains advanced graduate students in political science and political science faculty at any stage of their careers interested in building skills for civically engaged research. The Institute will take place on the campus of Tufts University, in the Boston area, from June 15-18, 2020.

Participation is free. Scholarships are available to defray costs of travel, food, and housing on the Tufts campus. Apply now and learn more.

APSA Small Research Grants | Deadline Extended: April 30, 2020

the apsa small research grant program supports research in all fields of political science. grants of up to $2,500 are available to support the cost of research. this grant is specifically for apsa members who are contingent faculty, or who teach in ba or ma granting departments. for questions or concerns about the small research grant program, please contact us at [email protected] click here to apply.

APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attend the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Francisco

Based on member feedback, the 2020 meeting will not be on Labor Day weekend! 
Join us for the 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 10 – 13, 2020, in San Francisco, CA, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2020 theme, “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization.” Visit the conference website to stay up-to-date

  • Submit 2020 Applications to Request an Affiliated Event | Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • 2020 APSA Working Group Applications Now Open | Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Submit Proposals to the New Breakout Sessions at the TLC at APSA | Deadline Extended: April 17, 2020
APSA News & Updates
APSA Supports Accommodations for Tenure and Promotion, Work Deadlines, and Faculty Workloads for the Political Science Community

Like many disciplines , we especially encourage college and university tenure and promotion committees, and administrators of undergraduate and graduate programs, to keep in mind that many scholars will find it difficult to advance their research and other professional activities under current conditions and may require more time for their work.  We recommend that higher education decision-makers keep these longer time-frames in mind as they decide how to make accommodations in tenure and promotion time clocks, student work deadlines, contingent faculty workloads, and other review processes. Read the statement.

CARES Act: Higher Education and COVID-19

The federal government has taken several steps to address challenges faced by faculty, students, and staff in higher education related to COVID-19, including the passage of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020. Read more.

Cambridge University Press Production of Printed Journals on Hold 

Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge University Press has decided to halt all journal issue printing from 25th March until further notice. You can read the 
full notice on the Cambridge website. The April issue of PS: Political Science & Politics has already mailed but the delay may affect future print issues as well as those of the American Political Science ReviewPerspectives on Politics, Politics and Religion, Politics & Gender, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and any APSA section journals published through Cambridge. We will post updates on those publishing delays as we are notified. All online articles and issues are publishing on their normal schedule.


All APSA members enjoy full access to the Cambridge digital library of APSA journals including: all back issues going back over 110 years, FirstView articles, full-text HTML versions, and supplementary material. Gaining access is simple. Simply log into apsanet.org using your member information, click your name in the top right of the screen, and you'll be taken to your profile page listing all your journals.

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Major Gifts to APSA Support New Partnerships and Diversity in the Discipline

With great appreciation, the APSA announces a major donation of $1.2 million from the Ivywood Foundation, which is substantially funded by the family of Rogers M. Smith, the current APSA President, as well as a personal donation of $200,000 from Rogers Smith and his wife, Mary Summers to the Generation to Generation Campaign for the Ralph J. Bunche Fund. Read more.

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