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APSA Meetings & Events

Register for the 2020 APSA Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC)

Attend the 16th APSA Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC). The conference will take place February 7-9, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference theme for APSA TLC 2020 is "Teaching to Empower Students." Register Now!

Submit Your Proposals for the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Join us for the 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 10 – 13, 2020, in San Francisco, CA, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2020 theme, “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization.” Submit a proposal here.


Upload Your 2019 Papers and Presentations to APSA Preprints

Launched at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, APSA Preprints is an open access pre-publication platform dedicated to early research outputs in political science and related disciplines, and developed through the collaboration of the American Political Science Association and Cambridge University Press. Upload your papers to APSA Preprints here!


Read the Online Style Manual 2018 Revised Edition

Any author writing a manuscript for submission to an APSA journal should familiarize themselves with APSA Style. Now on the web and soon-to-be-released in print. Visit the the website.

Programs & Initiatives

Select 2020 Awards are Open for Nominations!

Teaching & Learning Conference Awards: For the Michael Brintnall Teaching & Learning Award and the CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation. 

APSA-IPSA Theodore J. Lowi First Book AwardFor the author of a first book in any field of political science. 

Franklin L. Burdette Award/Pi Sigma Alpha Award: For best paper from the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Cycle Applications Due Nov. 7, 2019

Celebrating its 50th year, the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is geared towards individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who will be applying to political science graduate programs for admittance during the fall of 2020. Apply here.

Apply for an APSA Congressional Fellowship Applications Due Dec. 3

The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship year. Selected fellows gain first-hand knowledge of Congress by serving on congressional staffs. Apply here.

2019 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipients Named

APSA is pleased to announce the 2019 Cohort of the Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipients. The Fund’s primary goal is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latina/o political scientists. Read their bios.


APSA Ad Hoc Committee on Policies and Procedures

APSA is dedicated to the continued evaluation and review of existing policies and procedures regarding professional misconduct and harassment. To that end, last spring, Rogers Smith, the immediate past APSA president appointed an Ad Hoc Committee on Policies and Procedures that will review APSA’s current policies and consider recommendations to the APSA Council for revisions and additions to these policies, especially as it pertains to professional misconduct. This committee is chaired by council member Colleen Shogan. We welcome your feedback and suggestions regarding the work of this committee, which can be provided to the committee by emailing any one of us by email or via the [email protected] email address. Read more.

Submit Your Comments to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects Report

The APSA Executive Committee requests feedback on proposed changes to the APSA Guide to Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms, Section H. You can read the full report and text of the proposed changes here and comments from the APSA Committee on Professional Ethics, Rights and Freedoms here. Please submit your comments to [email protected] by December 1, 2019. Read more.

Major Gifts to APSA Support New Partnerships and Diversity in the Discipline

With great appreciation, the APSA announces a major donation of $1.2 million from the Ivywood Foundation, which is substantially funded by the family of Rogers M. Smith, the current APSA President, as well as a personal donation of $200,000 from Rogers Smith and his wife, Mary Summers to the Generation to Generation Campaign for the Ralph J. Bunche Fund. Read more.
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