Onsite Registration Begins April 3, 2019 at the Palmer House HIlton in Chicago

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 about onsite conference registration.

Preliminary Program*

*NOTE: This view does not allow access to research or participant contact information. Additional information will be available prior to the conference.


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. Tips for navigating the online program - including uploading research and accessing participant information (.pdf). 


Onsite Conference Registration begins on April 3, 2019 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago - Registration grants attendees access to panels and poster sessions, the exhibit hall and select receptions. Learn more about onsite conference registration. 

First-Time Attendee Online Orientation - One online orientation session remains to help make your first MPSA conference more enjoyable. During the online session on March 26 (11am Eastern) we will discuss ideas to help you prepare for traveling to, arriving at, and making the most of this year’s conference. Topics to include: navigating the Palmer House, highlighted receptions and events, and where to find assistance on-site. Be sure to share your questions when you sign up for an online orientation session. Additionally, you are invited to join us for the First-Time Attendee Networking Reception to be held at the Palmer House Hilton on the evening of Thursday, April 4 (4:45 - 6:15pm). The on-site event will include a brief orientation tour of the hotel to help you become acclimated with the property. RSVPs are requested: RSVP here!

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.

Call for Applicants: Wiley Women in Research Travel Grant - The third annual Women in Research Travel Grant Competition celebrates the critical importance of representation through role models and mentors. Read the full announcement and submit an application at http://wileyiwd.gms.sg/ Application deadline is March 30, 2019. 

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.