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Call for Papers LGBTQ+

Special Issue on Contemporary and Future LGBTQ+ Scholarship in Political Science

We invite scholars to respond broadly to what LGBTQ+/Queer issues political science should pay serious attention today, how we link LGBTQ+/Queer issues to current debates in the study of politics, and how to ensure better representation of Queer political scientists in our profession's most prominent research journals.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024 


2024 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition


Save the Date: 120th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA

Join us for the 2024 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 5-8, 2024, held in Philadelphia! The conference theme is “Democracy: Retrenchment, Renovation, & Reimagination.” 

The submission system is closed. 

Registration and housing will open in April 2024! Learn more.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Applications Open for the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP) – Spring Cycle

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program – Spring Cycle (DFP) will provide $2000 awards to support first and second year students in political science PhD programs. Deadline: March 4, 2024

Help APSA Recognize New Scholars and Dissertations for the 2023 Calendar Year

Each year, APSA publishes a list of new scholars who have recently completed their dissertations in the spring issue of APSA’s member magazine, Political Science Today. Deadline: March 31, 2024

MENA Workshops: Alumni Professional Development Grant

Individual grants are available to alumni of the 2023 MENA Workshop! This grant program supports research and networking activities and promotes collaboration between scholars and institutions across the Arab MENA region. Deadline: March 31, 2024

Participate in the MENA Mentoring Initiative

The MENA Mentoring Initiative is an opportunity to receive feedback and comments from senior colleagues on a project-specific activity at an advanced stage of development. Deadline: March 31, 2024

Applications Open for Institute for Civically Engaged Research (ICER)

APSA’s Institute for Civically Engaged Research is a four-day residential institute that provides political scientists with training to conduct ethical and rigorous civically engaged research. Deadline: April 1, 2024

Need Funding? The Spring Research Grant Cycle is Now Open

The APSA's Spring Centennial Center Research Grants Program (formerly known as the Small Research Grants Program) provides funding for research conducted by political scientists employed in political science departments that do not grant PhDs. Deadline: April 15, 2024

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Executive Director Search

APSA Seeks Executive Director

apsa-circle-logo-website-512by512The American Political Science Association seeks an Executive Director to serve as the chief executive officer of the Association beginning in or around August 2024. Following more than two successful five-year terms as Executive Director, Steven Rathgeb Smith’s long-planned departure from the role is set to immediately follow the 2024 APSA Annual Meeting in September 2024. 


The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the corporation and an ex officio member of the Council.  The executive director reports to the Council and works closely with the President and other APSA officials.  

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2024; the position is open until filled. If you have any questions, please email recruiter@apsanet.org.


Call for Teaching Resources

Call for Teaching Resources: Submit Your Teaching Tools to APSA Educate

APSA Educate, political science’s new teaching resource library, allows faculty and graduate students to easily find, share and use teaching materials.

Are you interested in leading a teaching symposia, webinar, curating a collection or were looking for a particularly teaching tool? Please send your inquiries to Bennett Grubbs at educate@apsanet.org.

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APSA Mentoring Program

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mentoring Program

In honor of the APSA Mentoring Program’s 20th Anniversary, APSA invites you to serve as a mentor. We welcome mentors at all career levels and across all political science subfields. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at mentoring@apsanet.org.  

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Special Collections

A Collection of Articles from Cambridge on Abortion Politics

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overruled long-term precedents securing the right to choose abortion Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, we present a special collection of political science research drawn from APSA and Cambridge journals addressing the politics of abortion and abortion rights. 


APSA Department Memberships

Department membership renewal is now open for the 2023-2024 year. Department members get a wide variety of benefits, including unlimited complimentary job listings on our eJobs platform. More benefits for a department membership can be found here.

APSA Trial Memberships
APSA has established a 90-day trial membership option to provide prospective members, including graduate students, and political science job seekers an introduction to APSA’s professional development and career resources. Trial Members gain access to eJobs, APSA’s online journals, and the all-member newsletter. Learn more and activate your trial membership here

APSA Member Spotlight: Submit Your Nominations

The APSA Member Spotlight program recognizes one member each quarter. We encourage our members to submit nominations to help us recognize more of our members who are achieving professional milestones in the discipline. Nominations for the award (including self-nominations) may be submitted by members and nonmembers of APSA.