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International Programs

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
  • Alumni Research Development Groups
    Alumni from the Africa and MENA Workshops programs are invited to apply for participation in one of two Research Development Groups, to be held in conjunction with the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. In addition to attending the meeting (August 30 – September 3) and networking with colleagues, participants will receive critical feedback on a current research manuscript. Selected participants will be encouraged to apply for APSA travel grant funding. See the Africa.Call and the MENA.Call for further information and application instructions. Online applications must be submitted by Monday, April 3. 
  • 2017 MENA Political Science Research and Publication Conference 
    APSA MENA Programs is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals.pdf for scholars interested in the upcoming MENA Political Science Research and Publication Conference. Organized in partnership with the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis, the conference will be held in Tunis from July 25-27, 2017. Up to 50 scholars will be invited to attend the three-day program, which offers a unique opportunity to share and receive critical feedback on research manuscripts, network with colleagues from across the MENA region, and contribute to a range of forthcoming publications. In partnership with the Project on Middle East Political Science and with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the organizers will cover the cost of airfare and hotel accommodation for all invited scholars. Research Proposals must be submitted by Sunday, March 19. For more information, 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. The next deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. 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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