APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Spring Application

MFP Spring Applicant Checklist

✔ Completed online application form, which includes fields for personal statement, resume, and list of recommenders.


✔ A letter of enrollment verification. (submit online, email, or mail)

✔ Official transcripts (submit online, email, or mail). Provide an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Institutions may send transcripts directly to APSA.

✔ Letters of recommendation (submit via email or mail)
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted. They can be mailed directly to APSA from the recommender or emailed in by the recommender. 

Applicants for the MFP 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 MFP Fellows are not eligible to apply.

*The 2020 - 2021 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, Spring Cycle is now open.
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

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 June 2020. Profiles of APSA Minority Fellows are published online and in PS: Political Science & Politics.

Official transcripts and letters of recommendations should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Transcripts should be mailed to:
APSA Minority Fellows Program
c/o Jasmine Scott
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

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 Minority Fellowship Program, please visit these frequently asked questions

*If you have additional questions that are not answered, you can send them into APSA at [email protected]