Summer Diversity Academy

The goal of the Summer Diversity Academy is to provide an opportunity for scholars underrepresented among public affairs faculty to receive quality feedback on research projects and mentoring advice on strategic planning of an academic career. The program will provide a one week in residence experience at the American University School of Public Affairs in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. The program is open to advanced PhD students and junior faculty. The program will provide constructive criticism for the participants from American University faculty and fellow attendees on the participants’ research projects. Additional sessions will focus on the publication process, peer reviewing of manuscripts, creating professional networks, and the job market in public affairs.

The Academy will be held June 6-10, 2022. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided by American University.

Selections for the 2022 Academy are now closed. We will open applications for the 2023 Academy in January of 2023.

Faculty Mentors

Browse our list of faculty mentors for the Summer Diversity Academy


2022 Fellows

Announcing our 2022 Summer Academy Fellows