MPSA Announces Creation of the Valerie Martinez-Ebers Diversity Travel Scholarship

The Midwest Political Science Association is honored to announce the creation of a new Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, the “Valerie Martinez-Ebers Diversity Travel Scholarship”, to help defray the travel costs associated with attending the MPSA Annual Conference.

The scholarship honors the work and accomplishments of Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latina/o and Mexican American Studies Program at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Martinez-Ebers is a former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association and a former President of the Western Political Science Association. From 2012-2016, she served as Co-Editor of the American Political Science Review. Dr. Martinez-Ebers has published widely on education policy, Latino/a politics, and women in politics in outlets such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. She is co-author of Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas (2008); Latino Lives in America: Making it Home (2010), Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior and Policy Preferences (2012) and Human Relations Commissions: Relieving Racial Tensions in the American City (2020). She also edited Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Religion: Identity Politics in America (2009), an anthology that examines the history, current issues and dynamics of minority groups in the United States. She was co-principal investigator for the Latino National Survey, an 8,643-respondent, state-stratified survey funded by the Ford, Carnegie, Russell Sage, Hewlett, Joyce, and National Science Foundations.

The scholarship will open for applications in the fall of 2023 and will join 11 other Graduate Student Travel Scholarships awarded by the MPSA to graduate student members in a doctoral program who are presenting at the annual conference. The Valerie Martinez-Ebers Diversity Travel Scholarship will provide $500 in travel funding with an awarding preference to students with a Latino/a or other diverse background.

Learn more about MPSA Graduate Student Travel Scholarships here. Your support of the discipline and political science scholars makes a difference! Consider making a tax-deductible donation to help fund this scholarship or other MPSA Graduate Student Travel Scholarships.



About the MPSA

Home of the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), one of the top-ranked academic journals in the discipline, the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) was founded in 1939 and is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science.

The purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems. As such, MPSA is a nonpartisan association. It does not support political parties or candidates.