Proposals Now Accepted for 76th Annual MPSA Conference in Chicago

The 76th annual MPSA conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL USA. 

Papers, Roundtables, and Complete Panel Proposal Deadline: October 6, 2017 

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MPSA Conference Proposals Due October 6, 2017
- Proposals are now accepted for the 76th Annual MPSA conference, April 5-8, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. View the complete submission guidelines.

Call for Panelist Applicants – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) -  NSF seeks GRFP panels composed of researchers and educators from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds. Serving as a GRFP panelist is an excellent opportunity to apply your research and career expertise to help identify future science and engineering leaders, and to gain valuable perspective to share with faculty and students at your institution. Learn more (.pdf)

Call for Submissions – The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics – Submission deadlines are October 1 for the Fall issue and February 1 for the Spring issue. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at

Call for Nominations: 2018 NSB Honorary Awards - Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards. NSB is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 honorary awards through Thursday, October 1, 2017. Learn more and submit a nomination.

TESS's Special Competition for Young Investigators - Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) is an NSF-funded initiative in which investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative Internet platform (visit for more information). Deadline: October 1, 2017.

2017 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities is open to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). The Ph.D. is the only eligible terminal degree. The application deadline is October 15, 2017.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance and also receive $3000 research fund. Learn more:

Call-for-Proposals: New Book on Midwestern Politics - Scholars, commentators, and political analysts are asked to submit proposals of 500 words or less outlining a proposed chapter for a volume on the history of Midwestern politics since 1945. More information is available from the editors. 

Conference Updates

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.

MPSA Conference Proposals Due October 6, 2017 - Proposals are now accepted for the 76th Annual MPSA conference, April 5-8, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. View the complete submission guidelines.

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