APSA’s Special Projects Fund provides grants of up to $25,000 for collaborative projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline.
Projects must be evidence-based and provide wider benefits for the profession and the discipline. Projects must be collaborative (involving multiple political scientists, ideally from multiple institutions) and can be focused on any area of disciplinary work, inclusive of teaching, research, service, and public engagement. Proposals that are for a traditional scholarly project (e.g. production of a single author book or journal article) will not be accepted. We welcome and encourage proposals involving scholars from a diverse and varied set of backgrounds, approaches, and fields of study.
Past projects have advanced disciplinary knowledge, networks, and impact around a broad range of issues including climate justice, sexual discrimination and harassment, the cross-national study of race in the Americas, civically engaged research, Chinese politics, and support for junior women of color in the discipline.
Special Projects grants are not made on an annual basis. Calls are issued pending availability of funds.