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APSA’s Department of International Programs works to support and advance political science scholarship by promoting closer interaction between political scientists based in and outside the United States, as well as providing opportunities to share and learn from a wide range of substantive and methodological interests. Enhancing APSA’s internationalization benefits the discipline by expanding networks, enriching theories, and broadening perspectives. For more information on APSA’s international projects and initiatives, contact Andrew Stinson at [email protected].

News & Announcements
  • Call for Applications: Japan America Women Political Scientists Symposium
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars who are interested in attending the 2018 Japan America Women Political Scientists Symposium (JAWS). Hosted by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University, the program will take place in conjunction with the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from August 28-31. The 2018 JAWS will again provide an opportunity to advance current research towards publication, participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop new scholarly networks. Focusing on the theme of “Gender and Democracy,” the program will bring together women who study related issues in Japanese Politics and American Politics at the intersection of gender. Organizers will cover participation costs (including airfare, accommodation, and conference registration) for up to twelve qualified applicants, six from Japan and six from the US. The working language of the program is English. See the JAWS.Call for more information. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 30th, 2018.

  • Africa and MENA Research Development Groups
    Early-career scholars in Africa and the MENA region are invited to apply for participation in one of two Research Development Groups, to be held in conjunction with the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. In addition to attending the meeting (August 29 – September 2) and networking with colleagues, participants will receive critical feedback on a current research manuscript. Selected participants will receive up to $1,000 in APSA travel grant funding. See the Africa.Call and the MENA.Call for further information and application instructions. Online applications must be submitted by March 11, 2018. 
  • 2018 MENA Workshops
    APSA's MENA Workshops will continue in 2018 with a 9-month fellowship for early-career scholars from the Arab Middle East and North Africa. A Call for Participant Applications will be announced in January. See for more information, or contact [email protected]

International Workshops

  • MENA Workshops
    The MENA Workshops program is a multi-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in the Arab Middle East and North Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. Since 2013, over 100 scholars from 25 different countries have taken part in the initiative. For more information, visit MENA Workshops online.
  • Africa Workshops
    The Africa Workshops program was an eight-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. From 2008-2015, over 230 scholars from 32 different countries took part in the initiative. For more information, visit Africa Workshops online.

Annual Meetings in International Political Science

Additional Opportunities

  • Book Donation Program
    As APSA continues to develop networks with institutions in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, we are now partnering with a greater number of universities and research centers with significant financial and structural constraints. Many scholars at these institutions do not have access to the seminal literature and cutting-edge research developments in their field. The APSA book donation program seeks to address this challenge by connecting individual donors and publishers with university libraries in non-OECD countries. APSA accepts donations of research monographs and upper level books on political science and allied humanities and social science topics. APSA will solicit, collect, and catalog donations, as well as coordinate shipping arrangements with receiving partners. Receiving institutions include former host partners of APSA’s International Workshops, individual research centers in the CAORC network, and other partners. Recipients of past donations include university libraries and research centers in Burkina Faso, Jordan, Kenya, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, and South Africa. For more information, see the BookDonation.pdf or contact [email protected].
  • Targeted International Membership
    APSA's Targeted International Membership (TIM) is available to scholars in low-income, non-OECD countries. Established as part of APSA's internationalization initiative in 2005, TIM provides the opportunity for scholars residing in eligible countries to become full members of the Association at a significantly reduced annual dues rate of $45. Benefits of TIM include complete access to APSA benefits, including: online services; discounted publications; eJOBS service; subscription to the electronic or hard copy versions of PS: Political Science & Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and the American Political Science Review; discounted registration for the Annual Meeting; and access to the Directory of Members. Learn more here.
  • Centennial Center: James Bryce Fund for International Political Science
    The James Bryce fund was established in honor of the British historian and politician, to support the global study of political life and the internationalization of the political science discipline and profession. The fund provides supplemental support for research residencies at the Centennial Center and elsewhere, collaborative research workshops involving political scientists from the United States and abroad, and teaching and curriculum development programs for emerging political science communities. Annual deadlines for submitting a research grant application are June 15 and December 15. For more information, click here.
  • International Committee
    The committee on international political science recommends policy to the APSA council with regard to international membership issues, supports relationships with other national and international political science associations, and promotes the inclusiveness of APSA's work and activities in ways that transcend national boundaries. See the more on the International Committee here.
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