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MPSA Conference Scholarships

Conference Registration Fee Waiver Scholarship 

Fee waivers are provided to individuals on the program who are either 1) scholars studying at an institution in the developing world, or 2) not political scientists and have not attended the conference in the past. This second category includes people from other disciplines (e.g., history or economics) or people who are practitioners (e.g., judges and reporters). In addition, the The MPSA Status Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and MPSA Status Committee on Gender and Sexual Minorities award travel funding to a select group of qualifying members of the MPSA to attend and present at the MPSA Annual Conference. Fee waivers are provided on a first-come basis.  Please submit your application to be considered for a conference registration fee waiver. 

Deadline to apply - January 9th, 2020.

Graduate Student Travel Scholarships

The MPSA provides 9 different $500 travel scholarships for graduate students in a doctoral program who are members and presenting at the annual conference. Please complete the travel scholarship application below to determine your eligibility. After the awards committee verifies your eligibility, it will select a round of finalist. If you are selected as a finalist, the Awards Committee will contact the advisor you listed on your travel scholarship application for a letter of recommendation. 

The Harrell Rodgers Travel Scholarship started with funding from the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in 2004, and expanded by the MPSA Council in 2010, this program provides $500 in travel funding for doctoral-level graduate students who are members of the MPSA to attend the MPSA Conference. The scholarship is named for Harrell Rodgers, who has organized panels at the MPSA conference on behalf of the PSO for many years. Historically only 4% of the applications have received support. Deadline to apply: January 9th, 2020.

The John Bohte Travel Scholarship was established to fund travel for graduate students presenting research in the subfield of public policy/public administration. This program provides $500 in travel funding for graduate students. The scholarship is named in honor of John Bohte, who was an active scholar in the field of public policy/public administration and a popular teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students alike. Deadline to apply: January 9th, 2020.

The MPSA Status Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Scholarship awards travel funding to a select group of qualifying members of the MPSA to attend and present at the MPSA Annual Conference. Deadline to apply: January 20th, 2020.

The MPSA Status Committee on Gender and Sexual Minorities Scholarship awards travel funding to a select group of qualifying members of the MPSA to attend and present a the MPSA Annual Conference. Deadline to apply: January 20th, 2020.