The Centennial Center’s mission is to advance the political science discipline, and we do that through a broad range of programs supporting research, teaching, and public engagement.
These include grant opportunities to support traditional research, and to support larger projects, including collaborations to produce innovative teaching materials, research partnerships between practitioners and academic experts on pressing public issues, and community-oriented programs aimed at enhancing civic engagement and efficacy.
Our public engagement programs include a Public Scholarship Program that trains graduate students to blog for The American Political Science Review, and a Pracademic Fellowship Program that places mid-career faculty in fellowships in federal agencies in DC. The Centennial Center also provides support to the Institute for Civically Engaged Research (ICER), a summer methods workshop that trains political scientists in best practices for conducting rigorous, ethical, community-engaged research.
The Centennial Center also supports the vital work of teaching political science through our teaching symposia. Our multi-day symposia provide a unique opportunity for faculty with shared teaching interests to develop new teaching resources, share best practices, and network. Visit our teaching symposia page for information about previous symposia and workshops, and apply to join an upcoming symposium.
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