#MPSA19 Chairs and Discussants: Submit award nominations for outstanding research 

MPSA strongly encourages individuals with section or panel responsibilities to nominate outstanding research to be considered for a field, subfield, or career stage awards. All nominations must be made by conference chairs, discussants, and section heads. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Learn more: www.MPSAnet.org/awards


MPSA 2019 Conference Program (.pdf) - Please note that the conference program is intended as a service for MPSA conference attendees and others wishing to verify attendee participation. This resource is not intended for marketing or other business development purposes. 


Need a Receipt for your Conference Registration? Pre-registered conference attendees can print registration receipts from the website. Just log in at www.MPSAnet.org, and click the "My Account" button at the top of the screen, then click the "Manage My Account" link. Scroll down to the "Recent Orders" section to see all recent transactions. Each transaction can be printed from this page by clicking on the "View" button. A .pdf of your receipt will open in a new window which will permit you to download or print the document. If you registered on-site, a receipt was sent directly to your email upon transaction.

Contact the MPSA Meetings Ombuds: The MPSA Meetings Ombuds can offer confidential guidance about what constitutes discrimination or harassment. The Ombuds can explain the options for reporting harassment to the MPSA and can provide information regarding whether other avenues for pursuing such a complaint are available based on the nature of the complaint, such as state or local government, human rights or law enforcement agencies, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the U.S. Office for Civil Rights. The Ombuds cannot provide legal advice but can offer support and guidance even if no further action is taken. The Ombuds can be reached at mpsaombuds@gmail.com. Learn more about the Ombuds and new tools to report harassment.

An Invitation to Chairs and Discussants - Nominate Outstanding Research: MPSA strongly encourages individuals with section or panel responsibilities to nominate outstanding research to be considered for a field, subfield, or career stage awards. All nominations must be made by conference chairs, discussants, and section heads. Self-nominations are not accepted. Learn more at www.MPSAnet.org/awards

Add Your Research to the MPSA Conference Program and Access Participant Information - Conference participants: Please upload your research to the online conference program for review by your discussant(s) and colleagues. When signed in to the online program, you can also access the email addresses for fellow participants. The online program serves as a place to share papers and presentation resources for research presented at the 77th annual MPSA Conference. Instructions and tips for navigating the online program - including uploading research and accessing participant information (.pdf). 


Save the Date: 78th Annual MPSA Conference April 16-19, 2020, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

Plan a Conference-Within-A-Conference for 2020: Working group participants commit to attend a small group of related or organized sessions. A volunteer coordinator for each working group proposes a theme, selects and/or organizes sessions for the group to attend, promotes the working group, and facilitates communication among participants. Please contact MPSA Conference Director Tamara Speelmon at speelmon@mpsanet.org to learn more.

An Invitation to Submit News Items - Please share news of promotions, awards (calls for nomination and recipient announcements welcome), and other good news by submitting the information via this brief form. MPSA staff will verify the information prior to sharing on the website, in the monthly newsletter (delivered mid-month), and in social media (as appropriate). 

MPSA Creates Two Status Committees - At its April 4, 2019 meeting the MPSA Council created two status committees to provide a formal mechanism to receive input from underrepresented groups. The two committees are the Committee on the Status of Gender and Sexual Minorities in Political Science and the Committee on the Status of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in Political Science. Learn more about the committees.

MPSA Announces Next AJPS Editorial Team - MPSA is pleased to announce that Kathleen Dolan of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Jennifer L. Lawless of the University of Virginia have been appointed to serve as the next co-Editors of its flagship journal, the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). The new editorial team, led by Dolan and Lawless, will serve a four-year team beginning in June 2019.  Read the full announcement.

Russell Sage Foundation Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry - Behavioral Economics; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality; Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the ACA Grants are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. A detailed letter of inquiry must precede a full proposal application. Letters of inquiry are due May 23, 2019. See http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply. Questions should be sent to programs@rsage.org.

Call for Proposals: Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology - October 17-19, 2019. Portland, Oregon. Open to all sociologists, social and behavioral scientists, and professionals who use social and behavioral science in business and industry, government, and academia. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.  Read the full call for proposals, including student paper competition, and Social Design Award.

Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF’s Ten Big Ideas Solicitations (COSSA) - Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF), is calling on social and behavioral scientists to learn more about, and consider applying for, the funding opportunities associated with the NSF Ten Big Ideas for Future Investment. Learn more about the project.

Call for Proposals: Polity Editorship - The Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA) invites applications from individuals or teams for the editorship of Polity. The initial period of the editorship will be between 1st July 2020 and 30th July 2025, with the option of renewal for a further period, subject to mutual consent. Letters of intent due June 3, 2019.  Learn more about the application process.

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars Fellowship for Academic Year 2020-2021- The Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City. See http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/visiting-scholars-program. Application deadline is June 27, 2019. Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org.

Share your Research Accomplishments - OBSSR is developing a list of impactful public health and healthcare accomplishments that were made possible, in full or in part, as a result of behavioral and/or social sciences research. Submit a public health or healthcare accomplishment and comment and vote on existing submissions (does not have to be limited to only NIH-funded research). Comment and vote by July 31, 2019. Learn more about the initiative.