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Support the Next Generation of Political Scientists

By making a gift to APSA through your will or other financial plan, you can help the next generation entering the profession, enhance their capacity to conduct research, improve teaching, develop professionally, and communicate their ideas within the discipline and to the wider public.

Since 1903, APSA has worked to deepen the understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship by bringing together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors.

Together with members like you, we will continue to promote a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics well into the future.

Donor Support In Action

Irving Krauss honored his wife, Wilma Rule, through a bequest to ensure the security of the Victoria Schuck Award for future generations of outstanding scholars conducting research work on women and politics.

Beryl Radin established a bequest to create the Pracademic Fellow Program which places academics in federal government agencies so they can participate in the important experience of joining theory and practice.

As you consider any charitable donation, please consult with your tax or financial advisor as the information on this website is not intended as legal, financial, or tax advice. If you have questions or would like to inform APSA of your giving plans, please contact Jason Sapia at 202-349-9357 or [email protected].


Give Through Your Will

Support the programs at APSA that have been important in your life or honor a family member with a bequest. Our suggested donation wording below can be shared with your attorney:

“I give [insert a percentage] of my estate to American Political Science Association, Tax ID 53-0200001, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036.”

If you already have a will, a simple codicil can be added. For your convenience, prewritten wording is available here.


Life Insurance

A cost-effective way to make a donation without the hassle of a will is to name APSA as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy. Contact your insurance provider and complete a beneficiary designation form.


Retirement Plan

Another simple way to donate without a will is through your retirement plan. You can name APSA as your retirement plan beneficiary by filling out the appropriate form with your plan administrator.


Bank or Brokerage Account

You can also name APSA as a beneficiary of your savings accounts, CDs, and other bank accounts by designating your account as Payable on Death (POD) to the American Political Science Association. Similarly, APSA can be named a beneficiary of your brokerage accounts by designating your account as Transfer on Death (TOD) to the American Political Science Association.