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2018 APSA RBSI Applications Due January 19 – Meet RBSI Scholar Sydney Carr

Apply for the APSA 2018 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) by January 19th

Sydney Carr is a student in the honors program at the University of Connecticut, majoring in political science and minoring in Africana studies. Sydney currently serves as the president of the University of Connecticut’s chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, as well as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senator in the undergraduate student government. As a Dean’s list scholar, Sydney has had a wide range of research and internship experiences. In her most recent role, she served as a congressional intern in the United States House of Representatives in the office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (NM). Additionally, she conducted research last summer at Michigan State University under the guidance of Dr. Corwin Smidt on a project that examined voters’ attitudes toward female political candidates. Sydney’s research interests include the representation of women and minorities in politics, with a specific focus on African American women political candidates and elected officials.

About the RBSI Program
The RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups. Participants in the RBSI are drawn from a competitive national applicant pool. The RBSI Selection Committee reviews applications and makes decisions during the month of February. The 2018 program be held from May 27 to June 28, 2018 at Duke University. Questions can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly at adiasmandoly@apsanet.org.

Submit your application here. Applications are due January 19, 2018.