APSA Ralph Bunche Summer InstituteView this Opportunity's Website
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Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former APSA President, Ralph J. Bunche, the RBSI encourages students to pursue academic careers in political science by:
- enhancing writing, research, and analytical skills to increase competitiveness in the application and financial aid process for graduate school;
- developing statistical skills for data analysis used in political science;
- exposing participants to the significant questions in the discipline and profession of political science;
- introducing participants to leading political scientists;
- educating participants about political science career opportunities and encouraging their application to doctoral programs in political science.
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.
The program includes coursework in research methods and race/ethnic politics, as well as a series of professional development workshops and lectures from leading political scientists. Students are required to complete a research paper and will have the opportunity to be considered to present their research onsite at the American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting. Each year representatives from political science PhD programs attend the RBSI recruitment fair.
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 or March. There is no cost to the student to attend.Participating Institution(s):(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)Program Materials:This Program can be Described by:
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Racial and Ethnic Politics
This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
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