MPSA Subfield and Working Group Proposals Due December 7

The 77th Annual MPSA conference will be held  April 4-7, 2019 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. View the complete submission guidelines.

Subfield proposals (including undergraduate sections) and Working Groups are due December 7, 2018.

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Call for Subfield and Working Group Proposals: 77th Annual MPSA Conference  Subfield proposals (including Undergraduate sections) and Working Groups are due December 7, 2018 for the 77th Annual MPSA conference, April 4-7, 2019 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. View the complete submission guidelines. (Note: When signed into the website, a gold "Submit a Proposal" button will appear on the left sidebar of this webpage.)

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Call for Panelists: MPSA Professional Development - The MPSA Conference will offer several dozen professional development sessions on topics ranging from "Work Life Balance" to "Getting an AltAc Job" to "Public Engagement and Blogging." These sessions are important for attendees, and you can volunteer by simply going to the following form and selecting one of the sessions on which you are willing to serve.

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.

NSF Seeks Nominations for Waterman Award - The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award is given annually "in recognition of the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher;" nominations are accepted for researchers from all fields of science supported by NSF. Among the requirements, candidates must be 40 years of age or younger or be not more than ten years beyond receipt of his/her Ph.D. The nomination period closes on October 22, 2018. Learn more about the award here.

Call for Applicants: CASBS Fellowship - The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2019–20 academic year. Online applications will be accepted at the Center’s website through November 2, 2018. For more information, guidelines, and application requirements, visit

Call for Applications: Course Hero - Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching - The Course Hero-WW Fellowship offers $20,000 to non-tenure-track Fellows and $30,000 to tenure-track Fellows in the humanities/social sciences, life sciences, mathematics/physical sciences, and business who exhibit a commitment to outstanding undergraduate teaching practice. Read the full eligibility requirements for both awards. The application deadline is November 9, 2018.

Call for Applicants: Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program - The Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. This opportunity is for tenure-track faculty who are committed to research and teaching and also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. The application deadline is December 3, 2018. Additional information is available at

Call for Applicants and Nominees: The Lamb Prize - The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science was created to support and reward undergraduate work that highlights innovation and good writing. The Prize is open to undergraduate students at colleges in the United States who are majoring in Political Science or one of its sub-fields. The application deadline is February 18, 2019. Additional information is available at