Best MPSA 2018 Registration Rates Available Through January 11

The 76th annual MPSA conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL USA. Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more and register for the 2018 MPSA conference. 


Conference Updates

Conference Proposal Notifications - We are beginning to send acceptance notifications from the MPSA 2018 program committee via email. Notifications will continue to be sent to proposal submitters and co-authors through December. Please watch your email for an update on your conference proposals. You may also check your proposal status by logging in to the website and clicking the CHECK PROPOSAL STATUS button which will appear on the left sidebar.

Notice: The conference proposal system is currently closed to users for editing as we work to schedule the 2018 conference. Proposal submitters and co-authors will be notified via email when the preliminary conference schedule is available. 

Registration for the 76th Annual MPSA in Chicago, April 5-8 is now open.  Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more and register for the conference.  (When you are signed in on the website, a gold conference registration button will appear below.)

Win Tickets to See Hamilton (Chicago) at CIBC Theatre on April 5, 2018 - One lucky MPSA conference registrant will win a pair of tickets to see Hamilton (Chicago) for the evening of Thursday, April 5, 2018. When you register to attend the MPSA conference (by Noon EST on Thursday, December 28, 2017) you are automatically entered into the drawing for tickets to see Hamilton! Winner will be notified privately on Friday, December 29 and announced in the January issue of the MPSA newsletter. MPSA council members, program committee members, fee waiver scholarship recipients, vendors, and staff are not eligible to win. Questions? Please email

Volunteer to Serve as a Discussant or Chair - We want to be sure that a discussant is available to provide feedback on all of the research presented at the upcoming MPSA conference. Please consider volunteering your expertise to demonstrate your support of your colleagues in the discipline. Learn more and volunteer.

Call for Conference Bloggers: MPSA seeks bloggers (and vloggers) to cover the most popular panels and events at the upcoming conference in Chicago. Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2018. Learn more about the opportunity.

Call for Panelists: MPSA Professional Development Roundtables -  MPSA seeks to organize a series of roundtable sessions for the 76th annual conference on topics including public engagement, career development, publishing, teaching, and research methods. Learn more about the opportunity and volunteer your expertise as a panelist.

MPSA Adopts Anti-Harassment and Professional Conduct Policy – On April 16, 2017, MPSA adopted an Anti-Harassment and Professional Conduct Policy modeled closely on the American Political Science Association Anti-Harassment Policy which outlines expectations for all who attend and participate in MPSA events and meetings. Read the policy here.  


New NSF Solicitation Concerning the 2020 ANES - The National Science Foundation has released a solicitation for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.  The solicitation announcement (NSF 18-519) can be found at   The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal. If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either or (703) 292-7284.

Call for Applications: 2018 Wikipedia Fellows Pilot -  Wikipedia has partnered with three academic associations (including MPSA) to identify its Wikipedia Fellows pilot cohort. From early January through early April 2018, participants will learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and, by the end, make a substantial improvement to at least two articles on a subject important to the Future of Facts. For more information, visit or email If you're interested in participating, please fill out the Wikipedia Fellows application here

ASA Science Policy Fellowships - The American Statistical Association is currently accepting applications for the science policy fellowship for 2018.  The ASA Science Policy Fellowship is a full-year postdoctoral-level position, renewable for a second year. Learn more about the fellowships. Application deadline: December 31.  

Call for Proposals for 2018 Elsie Hillman Prize - The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is pleased to announce the competition for the new 2018 Elsie Hillman Prize for Research on Women and American Politics.  Learn more. Deadline: February 2, 2018

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School Teachers and College and University Faculty - Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs. Application deadlines: March 1  

Effective August 18, 2016, MPSA members and site users with existing website accounts are required to complete a brief Account Activation process to maintain membership and conference transaction history. Please check your email for instruction or select the appropriate option below for more information.

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