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Conference Updates

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.



MPSA 2019 Conference Program (.pdf) - Please note that the conference program is intended as a service for MPSA conference attendees and others wishing to verify attendee participation. This resource is not intended for marketing or other business development purposes. 

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). 

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.

Congratulations to the new Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows  - An annual fellowship program from Carnegie Corporation of New York provides $6.4 million in financial support to 32 scholars from the humanities and social sciences. MPSA congratulates all of the fellows, especially MPSA member Sharece Thrower of Vanderbilt University.  Read the complete announcement.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Names Newly Elected Members  - Congratulations to MPSA members Katherine J. Cramer of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Frances E. Lee of the University of Maryland, and Dianne M. Pinderhughes of the University of Notre Dame for being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read the announcement.

Share your Research Accomplishments  - OBSSR is developing a list of impactful public health and healthcare accomplishments that were made possible, in full or in part, as a result of behavioral and/or social sciences research. Submit a public health or healthcare accomplishment and comment and vote on existing submissions (does not have to be limited to only NIH-funded research). Comment and vote by July 31, 2019.  Learn more about the initiative.  

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 .


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