The Centennial Center was created in 2003 to celebrate APSA’s 100th anniversary. Our mission is to advance the discipline, and we do that through a broad range of programs supporting research, teaching, and public engagement. To support these aims, in 2018 the Centennial Center will facilitate Special Projects Fund awards totaling $250,000. Funded programs will be led by APSA members, and aimed at advancing the political science discipline.
The center is a resource for all APSA members. When you’re in DC, stop in for a brown bag talk, schedule a working group meeting in the Aaron Wildavsky Conference Room, conduct research in the Seymour Martin Lipset Library space, or conduct research interviews in our office space. Those interested in extended visits can apply for residence as a visiting scholar.
We also support research conducted around the country, and the world. With 13 different research funds and 1 dissertation award, we support researchers working in all areas of political science. In the 2016-2017 grant cycle, we awarded over $75,000 in funding.
The Centennial Center’s Pracademic Fellowship Program places mid-career faculty members in federal government agencies in the D.C. area, enabling them to develop an enhanced understanding of real-world management challenges in their research and instructional environment.
In addition to our grant opportunities, some of which are open to teaching-related projects, the Centennial Center hosts multi-day, teaching-oriented symposia in our DC headquarters. These symposia provide a unique opportunity for faculty with similar teaching interests to develop new teaching resources, share best practices, and network. In the coming year, the Center will host three teaching symposia focusing on topics related to political theory, research methods for undergraduates, and comparative politics. Visit our teaching symposia page for information about previous symposia and workshops, and apply to join an upcoming symposium.
Questions or comments about the Centennial Center? Contact Associate Director Amanda Grigg, at email@example.com.