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 here to apply for a Yale Faculty Grant.

Grants for Yale Political Science Students

We will be introducing a new ISPS/CSAP research grant program for Political Science PhD students in the field of American politics to take effect in the 2023-2024 academic year.  Request forms are no longer necessary to receive initial funding.  Please check back again for more details, or contact Limor Peer, Associate Director for Research and Strategic Initiatives at ISPS.

For questions regarding the administration of existing CSAP graduate student research accounts, please contact Pamela Greene.

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 postdoctoral and faculty scholars working on projects in American Politics who would like to spend a period of time in residence at Yale. Link here to learn more about the application process for CSAP research fellowships for non-Yale scholars.

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.  Link here to learn more about the application process for CSAP postdoctoral associate research positions.