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May 2014

Trust: MatchPoints Seminar 2014

Sponsor: Aarhus University
Dates: 05/22/14-05/24/14
Proposal or Application Due: 01/15/14
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Website: http://www.matchpoints.au.dk

JCU: Rethinking Political Catholicism

Sponsor: John Cabot University
Dates: 05/22/14-05/23/14
Proposal or Application Due: 03/15/14
Registration Deadline: 05/01/14
Location: Rome, Italy
Website: http://www.johncabot.edu/about_jcu/news_and_events/conferences/rethinking-political-catholicism.aspx#

LSA: LSA 2014 Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Law and Society Association
Dates: 05/29/14-06/01/14
Proposal or Application Due: 10/15/13
Registration Deadline: 02/18/14
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Website: http://lawandsociety.org/minneapolis2014/Minneapolis2014.html

June 2014

NEH: Summer Institute "Meanings of Property"

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Dates: 06/01/14-06/27/14
Proposal or Application Due: 03/04/14
Registration Deadline: 04/04/14
Location: poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Website: http://www.marist.edu/management/neh

BSOS, UMCP: Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity

Sponsor: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Dates: 06/02/14-07/25/14
Proposal or Application Due: 02/14/14
Registration Deadline: 02/14/14
Location: College Park, MD, United States
Website: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/landingtopic/summer-research-initiative

Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Sponsor: Common Ground Publishing
Dates: 06/11/14-06/13/14
Proposal or Application Due: 04/08/14
Registration Deadline: 05/11/14
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website: http://thesocialsciences.com/the-conference

EITM Europe Summer Institute 2014

Sponsor: University of Mannheim, University of Essex, Washington University in St. Louis
Dates: 06/14/14-06/27/14
Proposal or Application Due: 04/30/14
Registration Deadline: 04/30/14
Location: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Website: http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de

RSA: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories

Sponsor: Regional Studies Association
Dates: 06/15/14-06/18/14
Proposal or Application Due: 02/24/14
Registration Deadline: 06/10/14
Location: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-european-conference-2014

2014 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

Sponsor: Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Dates: 06/16/14-08/08/14
Proposal or Application Due: 04/15/14
Location: Champaign, IL, United States
Website: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/?utm_source=APSA&utm_medium=Calendar&utm_campaign=SRL2014

12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research
Dates: 06/16/14-06/19/14
Website: http://www.atiner.gr/politics.htm

Funding and Grants

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APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Scholarship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_6327.cfm

APSA Minority Fellows Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_3284.cfm

APSA Congressional Fellowship Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_3031.cfm?navID=41

APSA Small Research Grant Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_9222.cfm

APSA Public Administration Section Paul A. Volcker Endowment for Public Service Research and Education

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
APSA Organized Section: yes
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
APSA-sponsored

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: /content_6340.cfm

ASLH Cromwell Dissertation Prize for 2013

Sponsor: American Society for Legal History
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Award

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.legalhistorian.org/

EURIAS 2015-2016 EURIAS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Sponsor: European Institutes for Advanced Study
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: Jun 05, 2014

Website: http://www.2015-2016.eurias-fp.eu/home

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Humboldt Foundation
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Research Grant
Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Post Docs

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html

AIIS Research Fellowship Competition

Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student
Post Docs
Faculty/Political Scientists (Ph.D.)

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Sponsor: The Rotary Foundation
APSA Organized Section: no
Type of opportunity:

Fellowship

Who is eligible to apply for this?

Graduate Student

Deadline: See sponsor's website

Website: http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters

Calls for Submissions

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American Political Science Review

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: American Political Science Review

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/apsr/

Description: 

The American Political Science Review is the leading journal of political science research in the world. APSR has been in continuous circulation for over 100 years. APSR presents peer-reviewed research articles by political scientists of all subfields.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Journal of Experimental Research

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Experimental Research

Sponsor: Experimental Research Section

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: None provided

Description: 

The Journal of Experimental Political Science (JEPS) features research – be it theoretical, empirical, methodological, or some combination thereof - that utilizes experimental methods or experimental reasoning based on naturally occurring data. We define experimental methods broadly: research featuring random (or quasi-random) assignment of subjects to different treatments in an effort to isolate causal relationships between variables of interest. JEPS embraces all of the different types of experiments carried out as part of political science research, including survey experiments, laboratory experiments, field experiments, lab experiments in the field, natural and neurological experiments.

We invite authors to submit concise articles (around 2500 words) that immediately address the subject of the research (although in certain cases initial submissions can be longer than this limit with the understanding that if accepted the paper will be shortened within the word constraints). We do not require lengthy explanations regarding and justifications of the experimental method. Nor do we expect extensive literature reviews of pros and cons of the methodological approaches involved in the experiment unless the goal of the article is to explore these methodological issues. We expect readers to be familiar with experimental methods and therefore to not need pages of literature reviews to be convinced that experimental methods are a legitimate methodological approach. We also consider more lengthy articles in appropriate cases, as in the following examples: when a new experimental method or approach is being introduced and discussed, when a meta-analysis of existing experimental research is provided, or when new theoretical results are being evaluated through experimentation and the theoretical results are previously unpublished. Finally, we strongly encourage authors to submit null or inconsistent results from well-designed, executed, and analyzed experiments as well as replication studies of earlier experiments.

Submission Information:

Journal of Law and Courts

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Law and Courts

Sponsor: Law and Courts

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jlcourts/

Description: 

Journal of Law and Courts is currently seeking papers for publication. To submit your paper for consideration, or for inquiries regarding journal scope and submission rules, e-mail the editorial office at [email protected] or visit
www.journals.uchicago.edu/JLC for more information.

The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts (JLC) aims to be the premier journal for members of the law and courts intellectual community in terms of quality and scope of articles and size and diversity of audience.

Sponsored by a political science organization but published for all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy, JLC will be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in substance.

Dedicated to combating intellectual fragmentation and promoting communication and fertilization across traditional boundaries, it will not emphasize a particular theoretical or methodological orientation. Published articles will tackle substantively important theoretical or empirical questions, employ highly rigorous arguments and methods, and be written in a manner interesting and accessible to scholars with perspectives different from the authors’.

Submission Information:

Journal of Law and Courts

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Journal of Law and Courts

Sponsor: Law and Courts

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.jstor.org/page/journal/jlawcourts/forAuthor.html

Description: 

The new peer-reviewed Journal of Law and Courts (JLC) aims to be the premier journal for members of the law and courts intellectual community in terms of quality and scope of articles and size and diversity of audience.

Sponsored by a political science organization but published for all scholars interested in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy, JLC will be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in substance. Dedicated to combating intellectual fragmentation and promoting communication and fertilization across traditional boundaries, it will not emphasize a particular theoretical or methodological orientation. Published articles will tackle theoretical or empirical questions that strike a wide audience of scholars as important, employ highly rigorous arguments and methods, and be written in a manner interesting and accessible to scholars with perspectives different from the author’s.

JLC is published by the University of Chicago Press in association with the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Law and Politics Book Review

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Law and Politics Book Review

Sponsor: 

Publisher: Law and Courts

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.lpbr.net/p/stylesheet.html

Description: 

The Law and Politics Book Review is sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Reviews are published frequently, and readers are notified by e-mail as new ones are available. The section has a membership of almost 900 and presently sends the Review to over 1,300 readers in 39 countries. The electronic medium enables us to review almost every book about the legal process and politics, to do longer reviews than are usually published, and to make the reviews available within six months of our receipt of the book.

LPBR Review Essays
The Law and Politics Book Review will consider for publication thematic essays that address important substantive, theoretical, or methodological issues of interest to its subscribers. An essay may rest on one or several books to develop its theme. The books may be recently published or out-of-print as long as they are readily available in university or college libraries.

The essays should appeal to the broad concerns of the Review’s subscribers. Individuals who wish to write an essay are encouraged to contact the Review’s Editor regarding the subject, orientation, and books that will be used for the essay. Manuscripts should run approximately 2500-5000 words in length, and essay drafts will be subject to review by the Editorial Board. Reviewers should follow our standard style in preparing reviews and review essays. Please refer to our publication guidelines and stylesheet for information.

Prospective authors should contact the LPBR Editor.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Perspectives on Politics

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Perspectives on Politics

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/pop/

Description: 

Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics. Perspectives aims to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters.

Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey C. Isaac, Indiana University

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Politics and Religion

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Politics and Religion

Sponsor: Religion and Politics, APSA Organized Section

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/prj

Description: 

POLITICS and RELIGION
Politics and Religion provides original research into all aspects of the relationship between politics and religion around the world. The impact of religion on political attitudes, decision-making, and public policy development is analyzed, in topics ranging from abortion laws, sex education in schools, and stem cell research to transnational terrorism, morality, social justice, and human rights.

Politics and Religion is multidisciplinary and international in scope, with contributions coming from all relevant areas, including political science, law, philosophy, sociology, history, area studies, and economics. Studies of public religion, secular-religious conflicts, and political divisions within a religion from within and outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, including works from Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and scholars of Eastern traditions are especially welcome. Book reviews are also be part of the journals coverage.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
•Manuscripts may only be submitted via the online editorial manager website:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/prj
•Manuscripts appearing in Politics & Religion are normally 35 pages including text, tables and figures, references, and appendices (9,000 words maximum); only under unusual conditions will the editors allow longer manuscripts to appear. Appendices may be placed on a website for publication in order to conform to the page limits, but must be included for review.
•The entire manuscript (including notes and references) must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Garamond).
•The author must attach a separate file containing a title page, with his or her full contact information (including email address, telephone number and institutional affiliation) and an abstract of 150 words or less.
•For general guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission, please refer to the APSA Style Manual for Political Science (rev. ed. 2001).

Submission Information:

PS: Political Science & Politics

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: PS: Political Science & Politics

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/ps

Description: 

PS: Political Science & Politics is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on contemporary politics, teaching, and the discipline. PS is also APSA’s journal of record for the profession.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Sponsor: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Publisher: Oxford Journals

Deadline: Rolling deadline; see website

Website: http://publius.oxfordjournals.org/

Description: 

Publius: The Journal of Federalism is the world’s leading journal devoted to federalism. It is required reading for scholars of many disciplines who want the latest developments, trends, and empirical and theoretical work on federalism and intergovernmental relations.

Publius is an international journal and is interested in publishing work on federalist systems throughout the world. Its goal is to publish the latest research from around the world on federalism theory and practice; the dynamics of federal systems; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state and provincial governance; and comparative federalism.

Publius encourages submission of manuscripts from many disciplines and a variety of methodological approaches to the study of federalism. Federalism is a dynamic, timely topic in the world today, and the scholarship in Publius aims to reflect core debates underway with theoretical and analytical research and to analyze intergovernmental implications of policy changes. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts.

Submission Information:

[email protected]

Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies

Publication type: Journal

Call for: Article

Title of Publication: Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies

Sponsor: University of Denver

Publisher: Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Website: None provided

Description: 

 
Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies
Graduate Student Research Journal
 
The Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies (JAIS) is an online journal published by the Ph.D. program at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. It showcases the rigorous, original, scholarly research of graduate students in the fields of political science and international studies. Articles can be submitted for journal publication. JAIS is refereed by Ph.D. students from the University of Denver as well as from other domestic and international departments.
 
We welcome submissions from the main subfields of international studies:
 
?     International Relations
?     Comparative Politics
?     Political Theory
?     International Political Economy
 

Submission Information:

Edinson Oquendo
[email protected]

And The Winner Will Be...

Election Forecasting: What It Is, What It Does, How It’s Different

Election forecasting as a field of political science has come of age, doing so with a roar during the 2012 US presidential election contest. The more established approaches are digging deep, while the less established approaches are giving them a good challenge. In the study of election forecasting, there are multiple approaches, and the number continues to increase. These approaches occupy a different place on the scientific continuum.

At one end are studies of predictive “keys” to election success, or the naming of special “bellwether” counties or states that seem to track the presidential outcome. These strands of scholarship and commentary are clearly explained and critiqued in this open forum.

This comprehensive symposium can found in the April issue of PS: Political Science and Politics.

[Learn more about Election Forecasting]

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Executive Director of APSA, Steve Rathgeb Smith, Reflects in July Issue of PS

"Reflections on the Status of the Field," 2014

As we approach the upcoming APSA Annual Meeting in Washington,DC, during Labor Day weekend, I am reminded in large and small ways that APSA is a different association than the one I joined in 1982: its membership has almost doubled in size; its membership and leadership are more diverse; its staff is larger(it’s increased by about a third); its structure is more complex since more than 40 organized sections have been added to the roster of standing committees. The addition of organized sections has... [Click to Read More]



2014 Winner of The Johan Skyette Prize in Political Science

Professor David Collier, University of California, Berkeley

The Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University has established an annual prize, The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, to the scholar who in the view of the Foundation has made the most valuable contribution to Political Science: Professor David Collier.

David Collier is the 2014 recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He receives the prize for “his contribution to the conceptual development and the re-thinking of qualitative methods in Political Science”. The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science is awarded by the Johan Skytte foundation. David Collier’s thorough empirical research on Latin-American political pathways, his theoretical development of theories on critical junctures and legacies, in combination with his energetic re-thinking of the position of qualitative methods in the discipline, makes him a political scientist of great importance to contemporary political science.


To read more about David Collier or the John Skytte Prize in Political Science, click here.



2014 APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research


In honor of National Undergraduate Research Week, APSA recognizes excellent research conducted by political science undergraduates across the county. Visit APSA’s 2014 Spotlights on Undergraduate Research for more information.




Register Now: 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

August 28-31 | Washington, DC

Politics after the Digital Revolution


Join the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. to address the latest scholarship in political science. Program co-chairs Simon Jackman (Stanford University) and Melanie Manion (University of Wisconsin-Madison) invite proposals the 2014 Annual Meeting on the theme "Politics after the Digital Revolution."

Registration is now OPEN! To learn more about this year’s Annual Meeting, visit www.apsanet.org/2014.



Former APSA president, Margaret Levi, Accepts Appointment


Internationally accomplished political scientist Dr. Margaret Levi, former APSA president (2004-2005), will be the new director of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science at Standard (CASBS). Dr. Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle and a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. As the new CASBS Director, Dr. Levi plans to "create a different kind of conversation" based on developing several major projects and research programs, increasing opportunities for collaboration and group-based work and moving CASBS’s mission ’beyond the traditional behavioral sciences.’ Dr. Levi’s accomplishments and experiences in leading organizations within the social and behavioral sciences will continue to expand and grow within the future of CASBS.

To learn more about Dr. Margaret Levi, click here. Also visit CABS at Standford University for further information.




Ira Katznelson, former APSA president, Awarded 2014 Brancroft Prize


Former APSA president (2005-2006), Ira Katznelson, is an awardee of the 2014 Bancroft Prize for his book "Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time" (2013). Today, Katznelson is Columbia University’s Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, and president of the Social Science Research Council. His books also include "Liberal Beginnings: A Republic for the Moderns" (2008; co-authored with Andreas Kalyvas), "When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America" (2005), and several others. Katznelson will receive the award, along with Ari Kelman, Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, next month at the Bancroft Prize dinner, hosted by the Columbia History Department and University libraries.

For more information about the Bancroft Prize and the 2014 Winners, click here.




New Reports to the APSA Council from Publications and Publications Planning Committees


The APSA Committee on Publications report on the proposed Political Science Research e-journal has been published in the January 2014 issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The Publications Planning Ad Hoc Committee also has their report to the council published in the January issue of the journal.

Publications Committee Report on e-Journal
Publications Planning Committee Report to Council



Engaging Global Scholarship Through Political Science


This free webinar on ways political science can engage in the global society. Panelists will share opportunities for international travel, study, and research in political science.

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Contribute to the Hanes Walton Career Fund


The Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award fund supports a biennial award to recognize a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship “has made significant contributions to our understanding of racial and ethnic politics and illuminates the conditions under which diversity and inter-group tolerance thrive in democratic societies."


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Africa Workshop Alumni Networking Grants

APSA offers a new grants program specifically for Africa Workshops alumni. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, up to $30,000 will be available each year to support the professional development of Africa Workshop alumni, facilitate networking potential, and encourage collaboration among scholars and academic institutions across Africa.
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2013 Task Force Report: Negotiating Agreement in Politics

This report explores the problems of political negotiation in the United States, provides lessons from success stories in political negotiation, and offers practical advice for how diverse interests might overcome their narrow disagreements to negotiate win-win solutions.

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