Call for Applications: Special Projects Fund, Due April 28th
APSA seeks proposals from groups of members for projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline and/or a tackling a challenge facing the discipline. Projects must be evidence-based and provide wider benefits for the profession and the discipline. Projects must be collaborative and can be focused on any area of disciplinary work, inclusive of teaching, research, service, and public engagement. As such, proposals that are for a traditional scholarly project (e.g. production of a single author book or journal article) will not be accepted. We encourage proposals for teaching and learning related projects, especially those that facilitate cross-institutional sharing of expertise, and are especially interested in activities that advance the development of pedagogical resources that can be disseminated widely. Applications are due April 28, 2018. Download the full proposal call here.
Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Additionally, APSA has created a sexual harassment resource page which lists a variety of useful internal and external resources, including the meetings code of conduct, the new meetings ombuds resource, and information on how to file a grievance. Read more on the harassment resource page.
APSA Statement on Reports of Language Restrictions at the CDC
The American Political Science Association, a membership association of over 12,000 political scientists, expresses deep concern regarding reports that officials at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) received guidance banning several terms, including “evidence-based”, “science-based” and “diversity,” from use in budget proposals for fiscal year 2019. Although the nature and source of the guidance is in dispute, any request that federal scientists and policymakers alter their research and or budget request in a way that obstructs the free exchange of ideas and chills scientific inquiry inside and outside government is unacceptable. Read the full statement.
National Science Foundation Releases Solicitation Announcement for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal.The solicitation announcement can be found here.
This page contains a link to the solicitation (NSF 18-519). The solicitation provides the requirements of the competition. The primary innovation in this solicitation is that two unlinked awards will be made, one for the face to face survey and one for a web based version. While these awards will be made to separate institutions, the eventual awardees will be expected to work closely together to develop and administer the pre and post election surveys.
If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either [email protected] or 703.292.7284.
APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.
APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA writes express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.
APSA Statement on Impact of 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The President’s 2018 Budget Blueprint released on March 16 proposes to eliminate federal funding for programs of critical importance to political science research and education, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The blueprint also identifies international education programs under the Department of Education for elimination or funding reductions. The American Political Science Association strongly opposes these cuts and reiterates its support for robust federal funding for the humanities and social sciences.
APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. It undermines academic freedom in the most fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. As scholars and teachers, we deplore the interruption of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement that this order causes. Read full statement.Visit this link for travel ban resources.