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 for greater cross-fertilization of their substantive and methodological concerns. 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
- APSA/PSA Specialist Group International Engagement Grant
APSA and the U.K. Political Studies Association (PSA) invite APSA Organized Sections and PSA Specialist Groups to submit proposals for an International Engagement Grant. The program is intended to foster closer links between the associations and provide opportunities for research collaboration. Funding is available to support specially arranged workshops, meetings or symposia, or joint panels at the APSA and/or PSA annual conferences. For more information, visit the Political Studies Association. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.
Read about one of the last year's grant winners on PSNow.
- 2016 MENA Workshops
The second of two workshops in this year's MENA Workshops program recently took place in Amman, Jordan. From September 18-22, more than twenty PhD students and early-career scholars met to discuss their own research related to "Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa." For more information, contact [email protected]
Leaders and participants of APSA's 2016 MENA Workshop in Amman, Jordan pose during an excursion to Ajloun Castle.
- 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.
- African Studies Association
Pre-registration for their annual meeting closes on September 30, 2016. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC from December 1-3, 2016.
- Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Pre-registration for their annual meeting closes on October 14, 2016. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC from November 17-20, 2016.
- Middle East Studies Association
Pre-registration for their annual meeting closes on October 24, 2016. The meeting will be held in Boston, MA from November 17-20, 2016.
- Association of Asian Studies
Pre-registration for their annual meeting closes on February 21, 2017. The meeting will be held in Toronto, Ontario from March 16-19, 2017.
- Latin American Studies Association
Pre-registration for their international congress closes on March 14, 2017. The meeting will be held in Lima, Peru from April 29 - May 1, 2017.
- Central European Political Science Association
The 2017 annual conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary.
- European Political Science Association
The call for papers will open on October 1, 2016. The meeting will be held in Milan, Italy from June 22-24, 2017.
- International Political Science Association
The next World Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia from July 21-26, 2018.
- European Consortium for Political Research
The deadline for panel and paper proposals for the next General Conference is February 15, 2017. The meeting will be held in Oslo, Norway from September 6-9, 2017.
- 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 and lower-middle income 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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.