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Registration for the 75th Annual MPSA in Chicago, April 6-9 is now open.  Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. (Tip: Make your hotel reservation first.)  By reserving a room and staying at one of these properties, you qualify for a lower conference registration rate.  Register now.

Open Roles: Discussants and Panelists Needed - Follow this link to review the open discussant roles for Junior Scholar Symposia and Panels for the upcoming conference and to volunteer your expertise as a professional development panelist.  Specific volunteer needs continue to change as some discussants cancel and others submit offers to serve. Thank you for considering one or more of these roles!

It's time to make your hotel reservation! - We've made arrangements for MPSA attendees at two Chicago hotels: The Palmer House Hilton (our conference headquarters and the center of all networking events) and the Hilton Chicago (bus service provided to sessions). More information on hotel reservations:  http://mpsanet.org/Annual-Conference/Conference-Hotels When you reserve your room today, you can adjust your reservation later to match your personal conference schedule, if needed. Wait too long and the hotels may be sold out! 

Call for Proposals: Late Breaking Sessions  - MPSA conference program chairs invite roundtable proposals for topical sessions to be held at the upcoming MPSA conference in Chicago, April 6-9, 2017. Selected late -breaking session topics will be shared prior to the conference. The sessions will be held during normal session time and all registered conference attendees are welcome to sit in on these roundtable sessions! Proposals MUST include complete panels addressing a specific issue in current news. Email submissions to speelmon@mpsanet.org. Acceptances will be granted on a rolling basis.

New COSSA Rankings Show UNC, Michigan Lead the Nation in Federal Social Science Funding - The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) recent released its 2017 College and University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D, which highlight the top university recipients of research dollars in the social and behavioral sciences. In the second year of COSSA’s rankings, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor remain in the top two spots. UNC Chapel Hill leads the country in federal social science R&D, with $94.1 million. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor received $89.7 million. A total of 452 colleges and universities are included in the rankings. Learn more and see the rankings.  

Announcing The Election Research Preacceptance Competition (ERPC) - November 8, 2016. What Really Happened?  To enter this competition, scholars must design papers using data from the 2016 American National Election Studies (ANES). The ANES has agreed to release its questionnaires months before releasing its data to the scholarly community.  Read more about ERPC.

ESS1-7 Cumulative File Released - The European Social Survey at http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org has been updated to include the cumulative data file for the first seven rounds of the ESS. New editions of data and documentation for ESS Rounds 1 to 7 are also now available from http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data. Please see version notes available on the ESS website for further information.

Invitation to Submit a Bid to Host the JCPA and the ICPA-Forum - The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) is currently accepting proposals from universities that are an active sponsor of the JCPA and the International Comparative Policy Analysis (ICPA-) Forum, or that are interested in becoming actively involved, to serve as the host. Letters of intent requested by January 12, 2017. Learn more here.

Call for Papers: The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2017 - The 2017 World Congress for Korean Politics and Society will be held June 22 - 24, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Proposal submission due: January 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the KPSA website

Summer 2017 Institute in Political Psychology -   Applications are being accepted now for the 22th Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 6-26, 2017. The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work. Learn more at: http://www.stanford.edu/group/sipp

Video of Select MPSA 2016 Conference Presentations Now Available - With topics ranging from "Proportionality and Policy Change in Non-communicable Diseases: The Cases of Tobacco and Obesity" to "UKIP: Immigration, Europe and the rise of ethno-nationalism?," select presentations from the 2016 MPSA conference are now available on MPSA's YouTube channel.