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2021 APSA Annual Meeting
Applications Now Open for APSA Travel and Accessibility Grants

This year, we have expanded the travel grant program to support both in-person travel to the APSA Annual Meeting and virtual participation. Deadline: June 3, 2021. Click here to learn more and apply. 

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 Programs and Initiatives
2021 Campus Teaching Award Recognition | Deadline: June 4, 2021
Each year, APSA recognizes political science faculty who received campus teaching awards at their colleges and universities during the past academic year. Nominate yourself or a colleague who has won a Campus Teaching Award by submitting this form.

Visit APSA's Democracy 2020 Project
Political Science helps us understand issues central to the current political moment, including democracy, elections, voting, and government. APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project provides tools that can be used by students, scholars, teachers and the public to better understand and engage with the 2020 U.S. Elections. Learn more.

APSA News & Updates
Announcing the APSA 2021 Council Nominations

The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2021 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.
The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted. The committee made its decisions after careful deliberation and consideration for the diversity of the field and the varied interests of political scientists. The candidates will be put to a vote by the full membership via electronic ballot in August. APSA also accepts nominees by petition. The deadline for submitting nominees by petition is June 18.Read More

APSA Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, Sexism, and Historical Exclusion
APSA condemns the mass shooting and murder of eight individuals, six of whom were women of Asian descent, in Georgia on Tuesday March 16, 2021. We condemn this act of racial and ethnic violence and all incidents of racial and ethnic violence and discrimination committed against members of the Asian and Asian American community over the past year. Read the full statement here

APSA Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Release Statements
The APSA Task Force on the Coronavirus, appointed by APSA President Paula D. McClain on the recommendation of the APSA Council, worked through the summer to identify implications of the coronavirus pandemic for our profession, institutions, and professional organizations, emphasizing actions our members, institutions, and organizations could effectively take to avoid harm, ameliorate negative effects, and learn from the experience. The Task Force recommendations were unanimously approved by the APSA Council at their recent meeting.  These recommendations are reflected below in four key statements: Statement on Federal and State Support for Institutions of Higher EducationStatement to Colleges and UniversitiesStatement and Recommendations on Teaching, and Statement on Professional Career and Personnel Matters


APSA Statement on 2020 Election
The 2020 Election was unprecedented in its challenges, candidates, and levels of voter participation. Political scientists have played an invaluable role in providing context, facts, and a rich analysis and understanding throughout the campaign and election season often characterized by uncertainty. Thus, the American Political Science Association (APSA) would like to applaud the important and valuable work done by members of the discipline to encourage civic engagement, support free, fair, and healthy elections, and much more.  Read more.

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Introducing Political Science Today, APSA’s New Member Magazine
Political Science Today now serves as the journal of record for the association and includes sections previously published under “the Association” in PS: Political Science & Politics as well as original content. All members will receive the first copy of the magazine in print. To opt-in to future issues, update your journal delivery preferences on the APSA website. Read the second issue here!

Perspectives on Politics Call For Papers: Black Lives Matter Special Issue | Deadline: May 31, 2021

Perspectives on Politics calls for submission of papers for a special issue, the purpose of which is to explore the state of BLM, its impact, and its potential ramifications. Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among others, Black Lives Matter (BLM) is at the center of American politics. It is widespread, diverse, and the protests it leads have broad popular support according to public opinion polling. History suggests that protest is essential to the health of democracies. Christopher Sebastian Parker of the University of Washington will serve as Guest Editor for this special issue. Learn more here.