American Political Science Association (APSA) Centennial Center Research Grant 2018

American Political Science Association (APSA) Centennial Center Research Grant 2018

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Applications are open for the American Political Science Association (APSA) Centennial Center Research Grant 2018. The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs offers thirteen different grants to assist APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. Funds can also be used to assist scholars in publishing their research.

Each grant fund has a unique set of aims, including supporting international scholarship, electoral scholarship, and scholarship on race and gender. The Centennial Center, its facilities, and research support programs continue to be made possible in part through the generous donations of APSA members. It also offers a wide selection of funds, each supporting a different, specific research purpose.


  • The typical Centennial Center grant for an individual scholar is between $1,000 and $2,500, but awards can reach a maximum size of $10,000 for workshops, events, or projects that more broadly support or advance the discipline.


  • Your membership with APSA must be active in order to be eligible for a grant;
  • You do not need to be a member of the visiting scholar program in order to be eligible for a grant;
  • Senior or junior faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students are all strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications for the Centennial Center research grant program require:

  • A copy of your CV
  • An abstract (1 page in length)
  • Project statement (up to five pages in length) including a detailed description of the topic; the originality of the proposed study; a summary of the basic ideas and hypotheses; the methodology to be used; the present status of your research; the relevance of your grant application to the grant fund(s) selected; the materials that will be used, and, if applicable, the importance of Washington-area resources to your research.
  • Two recommendations are required for Centennial Center grant applications. Your recommendations should speak to the specific research being proposed, as well as your qualifications to undertake it.

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