about us

APSA 2003
APSA Centennial


PRG Research Fellowships

These fellowships provide support through the Centennial Center for those whose scholarly research brings them to Washington to examine the relationships, institutions, or environment that surrounds the Presidency.

To obtain an application through the APSA Centennial Center, click here. [PDF]


Formed in 1979, the Presidency Research Group (PRG) represents the scholarly community whose professional interests focus on the American Presidency.


  • Its membership includes scholars from around the world.
  • Primarily political scientists, the PRG includes members from a number of academic disciplines including communications, history, and psychology.
  • The PRG is an "organized section" of the American Political Science Association (APSA).


In addition to its general meeting of members held annually along with the national convention of the American Political Science Association, the PRG maintains a Steering Committee to guide the organization. To maintain capacity for quick decisions, the Steering Committee, itself, maintains an executive committee composed of the President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The Steering Committee conducts business throughout the year via its own list service. In addition, the Steering Committee organizes working groups and committees. It maintains permanent prize committees for a number of special awards include the Richard E. Neustadt Prize and its Founders' Awards series.

Through its Board, the PRG also participates in a number of national advisory committees on matters related to scholarship, includine White House operations, presidential papers, executive privilege, and secrecy in government.