The Centennial Center Research Grants Program
The Centennial Center offers thirteen different grants to assist APSA members with the costs of research, and professional development. In the 2016-2017 funding year, we provided over $75,000 in support to members.
The Special Projects Fund
The Centennial Center facilitates APSA’s Special Projects Fund, an initiative to support member-led projects aimed at advancing the discipline. In 2018, the Fund provided grants of $25,000 to ten recipients working on issues from climate change to sexual harassment and discrimination.
The Kenneth Sherrill Prize
The Centennial Center is also the proud home of the Kenneth Sherril Prize, which recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposal for an empirical study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) topics in political science.
Peer-to-Peer Pedagogical Partnership (P4)
The Centennial Center offers Peer-to-Peer Pedagogical Partnerships (P4) 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.
Research Partnerships on Critical Issues (RPCI)
Research Partnership on Critical Issues initiative of the APSA Presidential Task Force on New Partnerships, which aims to deepen ties among political scientists, between political science and the public, and to strengthen the contributions of political science to the public good. Grants of up to $20,000 to support collaborative projects by political scientists and practitioners.