Conference Updates

2020 Call for Proposals - Paper, roundtable, complete panel, subfield, undergraduate and working group proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 MPSA Annual Conference

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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.

Register to be a Potential Reviewer for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites graduate students to register as potential reviewers for the 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM Education at accredited, non-profit US institutions of higher education. visit https://nsfgrfp.org/ for more information.

Call for Applicants: CASBS Residential Fellowship Program - The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2020–21 academic year. Online applications will be accepted at the Center’s website through November 1, 2019. Read the complete call for applicants .pdf.

Call for Applications: IPSA-USP Summer School - The 11th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations will be held at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, from January 6 to 31, 2020. Applications must be received by October 1, 2019. For further details on the School’s courses and instructors, financial aid, registration fees, and more, visit the website ( http://summerschool.fflch.usp.br) or contact summeripsa@usp.br

Call for Applicants: Jefferson Science Fellowship  - The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens in early August and closes at the end of October. After successfully obtaining a security clearance, selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. Application period is open August 1 - October 31, 2019.  Learn more about JSF Opportunities at the U.S. Department of State .

IIE-SRF Partnerships for Scholar Advancement Seeks  Advisors - The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)  through their  Partnerships for Scholar Advancement (PSA) program seeks advisors  who commit to offering time, advice, and/or networks to help IIE-SRF fellows overcome obstacles that may prevent the fellow from reaching her or his career goals.  F ellows are accomplished scholars who having faced threats to their lives and careers in their home countries, have been awarded one- to two-year fellowships worldwide to resume their research and teaching.  Advisorships are among the most effective ways for displaced fellows to work through challenges  to securing longer-term positions and opportunities in academia and related sectors. Possible advisor roles include CV/resume assistance, cover letter preparation, career advice, etc. For additional information, please visit the  IIE-SRF PSA program page or contact Olga Gregorian at ogregorian@iie.org.

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