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Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Annual summer program, sponsored by the American Political Science Association, to introduce minority students to graduate study and to encourage application to Ph.D programs. The academically intensive program is designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. Application is made in the junior year. The program provides travel, room and board and books, plus a stipend.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Social sciences; Research Methods; Racial and ethnic politics

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen

Last Updated:
June 16, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17