APSA Diversity Fellowship Program: Spring Application

DFP Spring Applicant Checklist

Online application form, which includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of references.

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✔ A letter of enrollment verification. (submit via online application form)

✔ Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail). Provide transcripts or degree audits from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. All transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. 

✔ Letters of recommendation (submit online) Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by faculty members who are familiar with your academic work.       

The 2021-2022 APSA Diversity Fellows Program Application, Spring Cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2022-2021 cycle will open in February 2022.

Applicants for the Diversity Fellowship Program Spring Cycle must be a first or second year graduate student, and currently enrolled in a political science PhD program. A letter of enrollment verification is required. Please note: Current APSA D/MFP Fellows are not eligible to apply.

Spring applicants must:

  • Be members of one of the following under-represented racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal /state recognized tribes).
  • Be a US citizen, US national, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) at the time of application
  • Demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.

Selection: Awards will be announced in July 2021. Profiles of APSA Diversity Fellows are published online and in Political Science Today.

To apply, create an APSA profile and submit an online application. All application materials must be submitted through the online application system to be reviewed by the selection committee. You may submit unofficial transcripts or degree audits in lieu of official transcripts for the purposes of application review.  

Questions about the application process or program can be directed to the APSA Diversity & Inclusion Programs team, at [email protected]

For further information on the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, please visit these frequently asked questions.