79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference
Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10, 2022
Hybrid Format: Attend In-Person or Virtually

Learn more about the conference and submit a proposal here.

A limited number of fee waivers are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and cover the MPSA conference registration fee only; no additional funds for travel or hotel are provided. For the 2022 Annual Conference, fee waiver recipients will have the option to select whether they would prefer to apply their fee waiver to either in-person or online conference participation. Please check back for more information on 2022 MPSA Annual Conference fee waivers.

Historically, fee waivers are awarded to the following scholars: 

IIE-SRF Scholars: IIE-SRF fee waivers and complimentary memberships are awarded outside of the traditional fee waiver program. More information on obtaining a complimentary membership and conference fee waivers under the MPSA and the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) partnership can be found here.

All Other Applicants:

Fee waivers are provided to individuals on the conference program (presenters, discussants, chairs, etc.) who have not been previous recipients of the fee waiver and are one of the following:

  1. Scholars who are not political scientists (or in public policy, public administration, public affairs, international relations or a related field). Examples of qualifying scholars include economists, sociologists, anthropologists, etc.
  2. Non-academic practitioners (e.g., judges, non-profit administrators, and congressional staff).
  3. Doctoral Candidates in a related field (those in public policy, public administration, public affairs, international relations or a related field are not eligible). Examples of qualifying scholars include doctoral candidates in economics, sociology, anthropology, etc.
  4. Developing Nations Scholars. If you are a scholar from a developing nation you must apply for a complimentary membership. After your complimentary membership is approved, you will be eligible to apply for a conference fee waiver. Learn more about Developing Nations scholarships here.