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Meet 2017 MFP Fellow, Nicauris Heredia

Nicauris Heredia (RBSI 2016) is a senior at Rhode Island College double majoring in political science and public administration, with a minor in international nongovernmental organizations studies (INGOS). She served as the president of Pi Sigma Alpha at Rhode Island College. Additionally, she worked in Washington DC as an intern for Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-2). Nicauris has worked as a research assistant for several professors at her undergraduate institution and has conducted independent research at APSA’s 2016 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI). Her research interests include how racialized power persists over time and the relationship between race, international law, and new forms of imperialism. See all current MFP bios.

The 2017 APSA Spring Minority Fellowship Program for first and second year graduate students deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Submit your application here.


About the APSA Minority Fellowship Program
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. Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000. Learn more here.