• APSA MFP Program Supports New and Current Grad Students

    “Being a recipient of the Minority Fellowship Program has introduced me to a welcoming community of scholars.” ♦ Stephanie Chan, Princeton University,  MFP 2017 ♦ Each year, APSA awards between 12-14 funded MFP fellowships in […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight

    “As an APSA Minority Scholar, I was able to obtain a full scholarship during my graduate studies which made it financially possible for me to pursue my professional ambitions.” ♦ David Shirk, University of San […]

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  • Alumni Accomplishments

    In 1969 APSA established the Black Graduate Fellowship Program. Over the years, this historic program grew and evolved into the Minority Fellowship Program. Currently, there are over 600 alumni of the program making contributions to […]

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The APSA Minority Fellowship Program Celebrates 50 Years of Scholar Support

The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Since its inception, the APSA MFP has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.