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Programs & Initiatives
APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG)  Applications due June 15, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made an award to APSA to administer the Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) program. The total award of the grant is $1,410,000 for a three year period, starting with the 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants competition. Learn more and apply here.

APSA Centennial Center Research Grant Applications due June 15, 2020
The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs offers scholars a wide selection of funds that can be applied to the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. For questions or concerns about the Centennial Center Research Grant Program, please contact us at [email protected] Apply now.
Perspectives on Politics: Call For Papers: Special Issue on “Pandemic Politics”
We invite all political scientists, irrespective of subfield, to submit papers related to these or other issues raised by the coronavirus crisis for potential inclusion in a special issue on “Pandemic Politics.” Learn how to submit here.

Cambridge University Press Production of Printed Journals on Hold 
Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge University Press has decided to halt all journal issue printing from 25th March until further notice. You can read the full notice on the Cambridge website. 

APSA members can enjoy full access to the Cambridge digital library of APSA journals including: all back issues going back over 110 years, FirstView articles, full-text HTML versions, and supplementary material. Gaining access is simple. Log into apsanet.org using your member ID.

APSA News & Updates
APSA Council Approves New Human Subjects Research Principles Guidance
On April 4, 2020, at the spring council meeting, the APSA Council approved and adopted the Principles and Guidance document submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Subjects Research (co-chairs: Scott Desposato and Trisha Phillips). Political scientists who are conducting research involving human subjects may now consult the newly approved document to review the principles and guidance, which range across a variety of topics. Read more here.

APSA Supports Accommodations for Tenure and Promotion, Work Deadlines, and Faculty Workloads for the Political Science Community
Like many disciplines , we especially encourage college and university tenure and promotion committees, and administrators of undergraduate and graduate programs, to keep in mind that many scholars will find it difficult to advance their research and other professional activities under current conditions and may require more time for their work.  We recommend that higher education decision-makers keep these longer time-frames in mind as they decide how to make accommodations in tenure and promotion time clocks, student work deadlines, contingent faculty workloads, and other review processes. Read the statement.

CARES Act: Higher Education and COVID-19
The federal government has taken several steps to address challenges faced by faculty, students, and staff in higher education related to COVID-19, including the passage of the cares act on March 27, 2020. Read more.

APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attend the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Francisco

Based on member feedback, the 2020 meeting will not be on Labor Day weekend! 
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.” Visit the conference website to stay up-to-date

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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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