Fee waivers are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and cover the MPSA conference registration fee only; no additional funds for travel are provided. The deadline to complete an application is February 28, 2021. Applicants will be notified early in March 2021.

If you complete a conference fee waiver application and do not receive the fee waiver award, we will honor the early bird conference registration rate. You will be contacted directly with more information on how to register at this rate, following the announcement of the award recipients.

Developing Nations Scholars: If you are a scholar from a developing nation, you must apply for complimentary membership. After your complimentary membership is approved, you will be able to register for the conference at no cost.

IIE-SRF Scholars: 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.

Apply here.