Research & Fellowships

The Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) offers funding, fellowships, and employment opportunities to scholars and students both inside and outside of Yale as it strives to make important contributions to research in the field of American politics.

Grants for Yale Faculty

CSAP has a history of supporting research projects and conferences initiated by associate and assistant professors in American politics at Yale University.  CSAP funds are available for up to $5,000 for research projects, or up to $5,000 for conferences or other types of events (special lecture, panel, or book events), held at Yale during the academic year.  Link to application form.

Grants for Yale Political Science Students

CSAP makes funding available to support undergraduate and graduate Political Science students who are conducting research in American politics, particularly assistance with graduate student dissertations or undergraduate senior projects.  CSAP will also consider proposals for funding and cosponsoring student-organized events related to American political science.  Grant awards of up to $3,000 are available during the academic year.  Link to application form.

Research Fellowships for Non-Yale Scholars

CSAP, working through the department of the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), offers research fellowships for junior postdoctoral scholars and senior faculty scholars working on projects in American Politics who would like to spend a period of time in residence at Yale. Learn more about these fellowships and the application process.

Postdoctoral Associate Research Positions

CSAP offers one-year postdoctoral associate positions working with senior Yale faculty conducting research in American politics.  Projects include field experiments and studies in multiple areas of research, and often involve researchers at multiple institutions.  Learn more about these positions and the application process.