Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession is a key priority of the association and the APSA Strategic Plan. The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs department has complied resources for advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion for researchers, faculty, and departments in the areas of recruitment, hiring, and retention, and mitigating implicit bias. The 2018 APSA Diversity and Inclusion Report presents information about demographics and diversity and inclusion initiatives from across the programs, services, and reports generated by the association. It provides a one-stop report of data and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion at APSA and can be used as a resource to foster meaningful discussion of diversity and inclusion across the association. Read the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report | 2019 Data Update | 2020 Data Update (new)

New Grant Opportunity: APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants

APSA Status Committees:
The American Political Science Association status committees develop reports and projects, and promote activities concerning advancement through the pipeline and the professional development of scholars from underrepresented groups within the political science discipline.  See all Status Committees
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

      This annual five-week program is designed to introduce aspiring political scientists to the world of doctoral study.


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Diversity Student Recruitment Program

DSRP is a collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs in political science that connects undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in, or show potential for, graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students. 

Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP)
Take part in a fellowship that provides support for individuals applying to and currently enrolled in doctoral programs in political science. Learn more about DFP and how to apply here. 

Fund for Latino Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of political science students and scholars who study and research Latina/o politics (especially students and tenure track junior faculty). Learn more here. 

Mentoring Program for Political Scientists

Connect with undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, and senior members of the political science discipline for professional development mentoring.

Diversity & Inclusion News
A Virtual Review: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity in American Political Science Association Publications

Diversity is one of the most frequently used administrative terms to describe institutions, whether educational, governmental, or economic engaged in the process of transformation from a homogeneous to a more heterogeneous body, whether based on race, ethnicity, language, and/or gender. The four articles in this category, all from PS, are drawn from major APSA efforts to address diversity and inclusion. Read the full review.

Resources for Advancing in the Discipline
Advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession is one of the main priorities in the APSA Strategic Plan. Read about resources for advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion within the discipline. If you have suggestions for additional resources or questions about existing resources, please email us at diversityprograms@apsanet.org


APSA Respect Campaign:

The APSA RESPECT Campaign encourages “professional respect” by and towards all APSA members and APSA annual meeting attendees and participants at all times.  Learn more.
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