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Editorial Search, American Journal of Political Science, (2019-2022) - MPSA invites proposals from editorial teams to lead and manage the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). View information for candidates, application instructions, and contact information for nominations and questions in the full AJPS editorial search announcement.

Call for Applicants: Wikipedia Fellows Program Summer Cohorts - New opportunities are available to join the Wikipedia Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary project led by Wiki Education to train academic scholars to contribute content expertise to Wikipedia. One alumnus of the program said, "We are the 'experts' and as such, we should use our expertise for the greater good." MPSA Members: Apply at and scroll down to the MPSA application or email (The next deadline for summer cohort selection is August 24, 2018.)

Call for Support: CrowdLaw Manifesto - NYU Governance Lab seeks seeks support from the discipline for its CrowdLaw Manifesto,12 statements to explain the value proposition for participatory legislative practice ( This text was written collaboratively by scholars from around the globe at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center this last spring, in the framework of one conference promoted by the Governance Lab, to discuss CrowdLaw, namely how to use technology to improve the quality and effectiveness of law and policymaking through greater public engagement. To learn more about the project, visit

Call for Nominations: 2019 Vannevar Bush Award ­ The National Science Board's Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the United States through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. The submission deadline is September 28, 2018.  Read more about the Vannevar Bush Award.

2019-2020 Call for Applications: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - The Fellowship carries a stipend of $56,225 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research. The application deadline is October 15, 2018. Learn more about the Fellowship.

Call for Nominations: MPAC Herbert Simon Award - Each year the Midwest Public Administration Caucus (MPAC) gives out the Herbert Simon Award to honor a mid-career scholar engaged in the scientific study of the bureaucracy. The recipient will receive a plaque and cash award, and will deliver the Herbert Simon Award lecture at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Professors Lael Keiser (, Bill Resh (, and Jennifer Selin ( serve as this year’s selection committee. If you are interested in nominating a colleague for the Simon Award, please contact a member of the committee prior to the October 20, 2018 deadline for details.