Register TODAY for the 77th Annual MPSA Conference in Chicago, April 4-7

The 77th annual MPSA conference will be held April 4-7, 2019 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL USA. Discounts are available for MPSA members for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more and register for the upcoming MPSA conference. 

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Preliminary Program*

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Register today for the 77th Annual MPSA conference in Chicago
 - Discounts are available for MPSA members and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more HERE and register for the conference. Each person attending the MPSA conference must register and registering before the conference will save money as the onsite registration rates are higher. Additionally, papers with no one registered by February 26, 2019 may be removed from the conference program.


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Preliminary Conference Program now Available - The preliminary schedule for the 2019 MPSA conference is now available. The online program is searchable by participant name, session format, section and date/time. You do not need to be logged in to the site to view the conference schedule in the left sidebar.

Still need to accept or decline your participation in the conference? Please sign in to the MPSA website and click “Edit Proposal Status” or send us an email ( to let us know if we should include you in the role(s) on the conference program. 

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Rooms are Available at the Official Conference Hotels - We've made arrangements for MPSA attendees at two Chicago hotels: The Palmer House Hilton (our conference headquarters and the center of all networking events) and the Hilton Chicago (bus service provided to sessions). More information on hotel reservations.



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. Learn more and volunteer.

Volunteer to Serve as a Discussant or Chair - We want to be sure that a discussant is available to provide feedback on all of the research presented at the upcoming MPSA conference. Please consider volunteering your expertise to demonstrate your support of your colleagues in the discipline. Learn more and volunteer.

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 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 Questions should be sent to

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 Application deadline is June 27, 2019. Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at

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.