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
  • NSF Implements Changes to Political Science Program. Earlier this year, the officers of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences informed APSA staff and leadership that they are undertaking a restructuring of the Directorate’s longstanding Political Science Program. Currently, the plan is to replace the Political Science Program with two programs: “Security and Preparedness” and “Accountable Institutions and Behaviors.” Read more here
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.
  • Advocate for state-level higher education funding now. Use APSA's state-level talking points to make your ask. 
  • 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 5, 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 [...]