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APSA Meetings & Events

Early Registration Ends December 14th 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 Proposals for the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition | Deadline: January 14, 2020

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 Papers 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 APSA and Cambridge University Press. Upload your papers to APSA Preprints here!

Programs & Initiatives

2020 APSA Awards Nominations are Open!

Through the service of member committees who review nominations, the Association makes awards for the best dissertations, papers and articles, and books in the various subfields of the discipline, and for career achievement in research, teaching and service to the discipline.  These awards are presented at the APSA Annual Meeting. Submit your nominations here.

Application Cycle Open: 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) 

The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) is for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance. Learn more and apply by January 17, 2020.

Call for Proposals: Special Projects Fund Grants of up to $25,000

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. We welcome and encourage proposals involving scholars from a diverse and varied set of backgrounds, approaches and fields of study. Learn more and apply here.


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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