Advocacy Program
The American Political Science Association (APSA) Advocacy Program advances the discipline of political science by educating policy makers and the citizenry about political science scholarship and education. We seek to increase federal support for basic and applied political science research and to promote independent peer review. Our activities address funding priorities across the discipline. The APSA is a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the National Humanities Alliance, the Coalition for International Education, and the Coalition for National Science Funding

Latest News
  • House Appropriations Report Language Highlights Civic Education. The House Appropriations Committee "recognizes the importance of civic education" in its report language providing funding for the Library of Congress (LOC). In the report, the committee "directs the Library of Congress to provide a plan on how the Library of Congress's resources and web presence can be used to expand civic education and civic participation." In particular, the committee encourages the LOC to expand their resources for post-secondary classrooms.
  • House, Senate Approve Increased Funding for NEH. On July 19 and August 1, respectively, the House and Senate passed H.R. 6147, allocating $155 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. This funding level is a $2 million increase from the 2018 fiscal year.
Get involved
APSA members play a key role in informing policymakers and the public about political science research and education. APSA provides a variety of resources to assist our members in their outreach activities.
  • Are you the recipient of NSF or NEH funding? Let your representatives know! See APSA’s template here
  • Sign up for action alerts from COSSA and the NHA, and join their annual advocacy days. APSA members receive discounts on registration. Contact [email protected] for more information. 
  • Learn other ways to advocate for political science and respond to current action alerts on our Member Action page.
Letters and Statements
News & Press Gallery

Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, April 26, 2019

  The Week in Writing: April 9 to April 25, 2019 Recent blogs and op-eds authored by APSA members Shutdowns and Their Discontents Josh Chafetz, LegBranch.org, April 9, 2019 The Constitution Doesn’t Say Enough About [...]

Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, April 05, 2019

  The Week in Writing: March 27 to April 4, 2019 Recent blogs and op-eds authored by APSA members 401(k)s Will Be Considered Unthinkable 50 Years From Now Jacob S. Hacker, Vox.com, March 27, 2019 [...]