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MPSA 2016 Conference Proposals Now Accepted

Conference proposals are now accepted for the 74th Annual MPSA conference, April 7-10, 2016 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Visit MPSAnet.org/conference for the complete submission guidelines and deadlines. Log in to the website to reveal a proposal submission button below. 

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Featured MPSA Podcast
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Featured MPSA Conference Roundtable Podcast:  Voter Suppression and Race Relations in the United States (.mp3) - Darryl Lamont Roberts, Tuskegee University, Chair; Nicholas Bolden, Auburn University; Lawrence Morehouse, University of South Florida, Tampa; Benjamin Newhouse, Tuskegee Consulting. (1 hour 24 minutes) 

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MPSA 2015 Best Paper Presented in a Poster Format Award
MPSA 2015 Best Paper Presented in a Poster Format Award
The 2015 Best Paper in International Relations was presented to Vita Thormann, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) for "Natural Resources and Recurring Civil War" (Research presented at MPSA 2014, award presented at MPSA 2015). Read more about the research. 
MPSA 2016 Call for Proposals
MPSA 2016 Call for Proposals

The 2016 MPSA Annual Conference Program Co-Chairs and section heads invite you to submit proposals that reflect the best thinking in the discipline, informed by theory, research and practical application. Learn more at www.MPSAnet.org/conference.

Call for MPSA 2016 Conference Proposals: The 74th Annual MPSA Conference Program Co-Chairs and section heads invite you to submit proposals that reflect the best thinking in the discipline, informed by theory, research and practical application. Visit MPSAnet.org/conference for complete submission guidelines and deadlines. You do not need to be a member of the MPSA to submit a proposal, but you must be logged into the MPSA website.

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MPSA 2016 Call for Professional Development Roundtable Sessions
 - The MPSA will organize a series of roundtables at the 2016 conference in Chicago that discuss aspects of the academic profession, including career development, publishing, teaching, research, professional development and public engagement. If you would like to serve on a roundtable, please volunteer by following the appropriate link below: 

To submit an entire roundtable (3-5 speakers on a topic), please use the standard roundtable submission form when it becomes available later this month. 

MPSA Receives National Honor for Developing Nations Initiative -  The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) honored MPSA for formalizing a scholarship program for granting free registration to select conference presenters from the developing world, expanding the benefits available to all members, and offering complimentary 24-month digital memberships to political scientists from the developing world. A limited number of memberships are still available. Learn more

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 Applications: 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship - The fellowship provides graduate students in the humanities and social sciences with interdisciplinary training support to formulate innovative doctoral dissertation proposals. Applications due October 15. Eligibility details can be accessed via the program's website.

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. 

Job Placement/Position Openings
Open position? Please email it to heeke (at) mpsanet (dot) org for inclusion in our monthly newsletter and online. 

Funding Political Science Research: Updates

Read the Consortium of Social Science Association (COSSA)'s statement delivered to the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in support of the social science community. Delivered August 14, 2015, the statement was written to "inform the development of America COMPETES Act Reauthorization legislation in the Senate". Read the statement. 

Read the background of MPSA's support for National Science Foundation (NSF)National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH),Federal Statistical Agencies including the Census Bureau and additional social science and humanities programs

Understand how the US Federal Budgeting Process Works - "Funding Social Science: A Primer on US Budgeting Process"