The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program (formerly known as the APSA Minority Fellowship Program or MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science.

Each fall, the DFP awards between 12-14 funded fellowships in the amount of $5,000 over two years to students applying to doctoral programs in political science. Each spring, the DFP offers fellowships to graduate students in the pre-dissertation stage of their doctoral program. The Spring DFP is a one time award of $2000, depending on funding availability.

Fall cycle applicants must be undergraduate seniors, graduates, or students enrolled in a master’s program that plan to apply for a PhD in political science. They must also represent a racial/ethnic minority group. Spring (March) applicants must be 1st or 2nd year PhD students in good standing in a political science program, be a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or demonstrate in interest in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.

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