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MPSA 2015 Program

The 73rd annual MPSA Conference will be held April 16-19, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.  Click on a button below to search the preliminary 2015 conference program.

Download a .pdf of the 2015 program (2MB) - Current as of 4/13/15. Please check the online program for updated information. 

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Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics
Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics

Who has the courage and will to engage in contentious political events? Commitment to a cause and information about how to participate likely matter, but even holding those factors constant, the promise of social rewards can make the difference between showing up and staying home. Read Gwyneth McClendon's summary of  Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics: A Field Experiment at an LGBT Pride Rally” on the AJPS blog. 

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MPSA 2015 Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
MPSA 2015 Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
The 2015 Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award for the best paper, regardless of field of topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year in which the paper was delivered, was presented to Samara Klar, University of Arizona, and Yanna Krupnikov, Northwestern University for " Social Norms and the Presentation of Partisanship" (Research presented at MPSA 2014, award presented at MPSA 2015). Read more about their research. 
MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative
MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative
MPSA has partnered with the Wiki Education Foundation to ensure that accurate and complete political science information is available to the general public on Wikipedia. Learn more about incorporating Wikipedia in your lesson plans at www.MPSAnet.org/WikiEdu. (Photo credit: CC-BY-SA-2.0 by Sage Ross) 
MPSA Holiday Office Closure
MPSA Holiday Office Closure
MPSA staff offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

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MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative - MPSA has partnered with the Wiki Education Foundation to ensure that accurate and complete political science information is available to the general public on Wikipedia. In order to accomplish this, MPSA encourages members to contribute content to Wikipedia, or assign students to do so as part of your courses. Learn more about the partnership at www.MPSAnet.org/WikiEdu 

MPSA Communities: A new resource for members!
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Call for Nominations: Best Paper on LGBT Politics Presented at the 2015 MPSA conference. Nominations for this award can come from any panel chair or discussant, and the papers did not have to be sponsored by Section 74. The awards committee is Andrew R. Flores (chair, UCLA School of Law), Jerry Thomas (UW-Oshkosh), and Mitch Sellers (UF-Gainesville). Submit nominations to Andrew R. Flores (flores@law.ucla.edu) for consideration. Deadline: August 1, 2015.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants - The target date for proposals is August 28, 2015. Details can be accessed via the program's website

The Yale Global Justice Program, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty invite submissions of original essays of ca. 7,000 to 9,000 words on the intelligent use of incentives toward curtailing corporations’ use of tax evasion and avoidance, abusive transfer pricing and all forms of illicit financial flows. All prizes are named in honor of Amartya Sen, whose work has shown how the rigor of economic thinking can be brought to bear on normative and practical questions of great human significance. For more details, please see the ASAP website.  Deadline: August 31, 2015.

Announcing the Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science - Transparent research is integral to the validity of science. Openness is especially important in such social science disciplines as economics, political science and psychology, because this research shapes policy and influences clinical practices that affect millions of lives. To encourage openness in research and the teaching of best practices, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) has established The Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science. For more details, please visit the BITSS website. Deadline: September 13, 2015. 

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Funding Political Science Research: Updates

Read COSSA's House FY 2016 CJS Preliminary Analysis (5/13/15)

Read COSSA's Statement on the House America Reauthorization Act of 2015 - HR 1806 (4/17/15)

Read COSSA's Analysis of FY 2016 Budget Request for Social & Behavioral Science (2/11/15) - An "FY 2016 budget request, which includes details on the President's proposals for the dozens of departments, agencies, and programs of interest to social and behavioral science researchers."