Summer Diversity Academy

The American University Summer Diversity Academy is a week long intensive workshop open to senior PhD students and junior faculty in public affairs. The workshop is built around the presentation and discussion of Academy Fellows’ own research papers. Fellows will receive feedback on their papers from two senior scholars at American University as well as other participants. Other sessions in the Academy will cover strategies for publication, career development, professional networks and other topics.

After the conclusion of the Academy, Fellows will be introduced to two senior career mentors in their area of expertise and be invited to attend a series of online sessions on preparation for the job market.

The Academy will be held on campus at American University in the School of Public Affairs and all transportation and logistics for the attendees will be covered.

Important dates:

Jan. 15, 2024. Application period for the academy opens

April 1, 2024. Applications due to

June 17-21, 2024. Academy Sessions in Washington DC

Faculty Mentors

Browse our list of faculty mentors for the Summer Diversity Academy


2023 Fellows

Announcing our 2023 Summer Academy Fellows



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