APSA’s Department of International Programs works to support and advance political science scholarship by promoting closer interaction between political scientists based in and outside the United States, as well as providing opportunities to share and learn from a wide range of substantive and methodological interests. Enhancing APSA’s internationalization benefits the discipline by expanding networks, enriching theories, and broadening perspectives. For more information on APSA’s international projects and initiatives, contact Andrew Stinson at [email protected].
News & Announcements
Call for Applications: Publishing Workshop for Southeast Asian Politics Research
APSA is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars interested in attending a full-day professional development workshop preceding the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) 2018 World Congress of Political Science. Organized in partnership with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), the program will focus on research related to Southeast Asian politics. The workshop will take place on July 21 at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Funding for a limited number of small travel grants is available. The deadline for applications is May 27. For further information and application instructions, see: https://www.ipsa.org/news/event/publishing-workshop-southeast-asian-politics-research.
Japan-America Women Political Scientists Symposium
The 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA will feature another iteration of the Japan-America Women's Political Science Symposium (JAWS), hosted together with the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University. As with past JAWS, the 2018 program will provide an opportunity for female scholars from the US and Japan to advance current research towards publication, participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop new scholarly networks. Focusing on the theme of “Gender and Democracy,” the program will bring together women who study related issues in Japanese Politics and American Politics at the intersection of gender. The Call for Applications is now closed.
- Africa and MENA Research Development Groups
Attendees of the 2018 APSA annual meeting in Boston, MA are invited to join one of two Research Development Groups featuring research undertaken by African and Arab scholars. Each short course will feature panel sessions with intense discussion and feedback on each paper. Discussion will be moderated by faculty from the US, with a goal of identifying key areas for improvement in pursuit of publication in peer-reviewed journals. The course is open to enrollment from any APSA member interested in engaging with these discussions and networking with scholars from the Arab Middle East and North Africa. See "Pre-Conference Short Courses" for further information.
- 2018 MENA Workshops
APSA's MENA Workshops will continue in 2018 with a 9-month fellowship for early-career scholars from the Arab Middle East and North Africa. The Call for Applications is now closed. See http://web.apsanet.org/mena/2018-workshops/ for more information, or contact [email protected]
- MENA Workshops
The MENA Workshops program is a multi-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in the Arab Middle East and North Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. Since 2013, over 100 scholars from 25 different countries have taken part in the initiative. For more information, visit MENA Workshops online.
- Africa Workshops
The Africa Workshops program was an eight-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. From 2008-2015, over 230 scholars from 32 different countries took part in the initiative. For more information, visit Africa Workshops online.
- African Studies Association
The deadline to submit a proposal to the annual meeting is March 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA from November 29 - December 1, 2018.
- Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The deadline to submit a proposal to the annual meeting is February 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Boston, MA from December 6-9, 2018.
- Middle East Studies Association
The deadline to submit a proposal to the annual meeting is February 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX from November 15-18, 2018.
- Association of Asian Studies
Pre-registration for their annual meeting closes on February 26, 2018. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC from March 22-25, 2018.
- Latin American Studies Association
Pre-registration for their international congress closes on March 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Barcelona, Spain from May 23-26, 2018.
- Central European Political Science Association
The deadline to submit a panel proposal is April 30, 2017. The deadline to submit a paper proposal to the annual meeting is May 31, 2017. The conference will be held in Wroclaw, Poland from September 14-15, 2017.
- European Political Science Association
The call for papers will open on October 1, 2017. The meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria from June 21-23, 2018.
- International Political Science Association
Pre-registration for their world congress closes on March 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Brisbane, Australia from July 21-26, 2018.
- European Consortium for Political Research
The deadline to submit a panel or paper proposal for the next general conference is February 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Hamburg, Germany from August 22-25, 2018.
- Book Donation Program
As APSA continues to develop networks with institutions in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, we are now partnering with a greater number of universities and research centers with significant financial and structural constraints. Many scholars at these institutions do not have access to the seminal literature and cutting-edge research developments in their field. The APSA book donation program seeks to address this challenge by connecting individual donors and publishers with university libraries in non-OECD countries. APSA accepts donations of research monographs and upper level books on political science and allied humanities and social science topics. APSA will solicit, collect, and catalog donations, as well as coordinate shipping arrangements with receiving partners. Receiving institutions include former host partners of APSA’s International Workshops, individual research centers in the CAORC network, and other partners. Recipients of past donations include university libraries and research centers in Burkina Faso, Jordan, Kenya, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, and South Africa. For more information, see the BookDonation.pdf or contact [email protected].
- Targeted International Membership
APSA's Targeted International Membership (TIM) is available to scholars in low-income, non-OECD countries. Established as part of APSA's internationalization initiative in 2005, TIM provides the opportunity for scholars residing in eligible countries to become full members of the Association at a significantly reduced annual dues rate of $45. Benefits of TIM include complete access to APSA benefits, including: online services; discounted publications; eJOBS service; subscription to the electronic or hard copy versions of PS: Political Science & Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and the American Political Science Review; discounted registration for the Annual Meeting; and access to the Directory of Members. Learn more here.
- Centennial Center: James Bryce Fund for International Political Science
The James Bryce fund was established in honor of the British historian and politician, to support the global study of political life and the internationalization of the political science discipline and profession. The fund provides supplemental support for research residencies at the Centennial Center and elsewhere, collaborative research workshops involving political scientists from the United States and abroad, and teaching and curriculum development programs for emerging political science communities. Annual deadlines for submitting a research grant application are June 15 and December 15. For more information, click here.
- International Committee
The committee on international political science recommends policy to the APSA council with regard to international membership issues, supports relationships with other national and international political science associations, and promotes the inclusiveness of APSA's work and activities in ways that transcend national boundaries. See the more on the International Committee here.