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 to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Recently, APSA introduced a new spring round of the MFP awards for graduate students in the pre-dissertation stage of their career. This spring APSA named both funded and unfunded fellows. The funded fellowships, in the amount of $500, will support expenses related to PhD graduate study for first and second year political science PhD students from underrepresented groups.
The following students were named as 2017-2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipients during spring 2017. Complete bios for spring fellows appear below and will be featured in the October 2017 edition of PS: Political Science and Politics.