APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Spring Application

DFP Spring Applicant Checklist

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


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

✔ 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 online) Two letters of recommendation must be submitted via the online recommendation form.    

The 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, Spring Cycle, is now closed.

Meet the 2020-2021 Spring Fellows 

Applications for the 2021-2022 Spring Cycle will open in February 2021. To be notified when the application opens, please email [email protected]

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 June 2021. Profiles of APSA Minority Fellows are published online and in PS: Political Science & Politics.

To apply, submit create an APSA profile and submit your 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.