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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Conference Proposal Notifications - We are beginning to send acceptance notifications from the MPSA 2019 program committee via email. Notifications will continue to be sent to proposal submitters and co-authors through December. Please watch your email for an update on your conference proposals. You may also check your proposal status by logging in to the website and clicking the gold "CHECK PROPOSAL STATUS" button which will appear on the left sidebar. 

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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. 

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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.

Graduate Students: Volunteer to Serve as a Subfield Discussant - 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 by serving as a subfield discussant. Learn more about the opportunity here.

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