APSA offers multiple grants through the Centennial Center.
|Grant Program||Description||Eligibility||Next Deadline|
|Centennial Center Research Grants||Grants of up to $2,500 to assist APSA members with the cost of research. Grants of up to $10,000 available for workshops aimed at advancing the discipline, or providing publication opportunities for early-career scholars.||All APSA members, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty||June 15|
|Small Research Grants||Grants of up to $2,500 to assist APSA members who are contingent faculty, or who teach in BA or MA-granting departments, with the costs of research.||April 30|
|Peer to Peer Pedagogical Partnership Grants||Grants of up to $40,000 to support local collaboration between community college, regional public, liberal arts, and research-intensive faculty. Proposed projects should produce teaching resources based on cutting-edge research, and share best practices in teaching and mentoring historically under-represented students.|
Graduate Students can apply with a faculty member
|Every Fall, Exact date TBA|
|Research Partnerships on Critical Issues||Grants to support collaborative projects by political scientists and practitioners aimed at using research to address pressing issues of public concern.||Early January, Exact date TBA|
|Special Project Fund||For groups of members for projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline and/or a tackling a challenge facing the discipline. Projects must be evidence-based and provide wider benefits for the profession and the discipline. Projects must be collaborative and traditional scholarly projects (e.g. production of a single author book or journal article) are not accepted.||TBA|
Note– APSA has grants and fellowship available outside of the Centennial Center. Please visit apsanet.org/grants to learn more.
Yes! You can find our grant writing guide here. If your institution has an office of research or a writing center, we recommend contacting them for in-depth grant-writing support.
No, grants may only support work conducted after notification of award.
No. Grants may be used to support costs of workshops or mini conferences held at the Annual Meeting (i.e. office supplies, catering, travel support), but grant funds may not be used to pay for conference registration.
Yes! As long as your proposed research fits within the discipline of political science, and you meet other relevant eligibility requirements (see Question 1) you are eligible for research grants. Please note that PIs for Peer to Peer Pedagogical Partnerships and Special Projects Fund proposals should be political science faculty (or faculty outside of political science departments who regularly conduct research or teach in political science). Similarly, Research Partnership on Critical Issues must have at least one, and ideally multiple PIs located in a political science department.
Yes! There is no citizenship requirement for Centennial Center grants.
All programs receiving funding from the Centennial Center must include recognition of that funding in publicity materials for that program. Recipients should also send the Centennial Center any media coverage, news articles, or newsletters mentioning the funded project, notification of publications resulting from the project, as well as electronic copies of any photos, videos, or other multimedia content that the Centennial Center can use in promoting or otherwise recognizing the funded project or program.
You can find information about publicizing your grant/award here.
Yes! All projects and programs funded by the APSA must submit an annual report for each year in which they receive funding. This report must detail what the grant funds supported and evaluate progress towards goals in the previous year. Visit our grant reports page to learn more, and to download our grant report template. Your grant reporting date is listed in your original grant agreement.