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May 2017 Member Newsletter 
All program participants (presenters, chairs, & discussants) must be registered by  June 12, 2017
Be sure to join us for the 113th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, August 31-September 3, 2017, in San Francisco to address the latest scholarship in political science. This year we explore the 2017 theme, "The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations."  Register now for the annual meeting!

View all 2017 official meeting hotels and book your hotel with discounted rates. Sessions, panels, and official programming will be held at all properties, except at the Grand Hyatt. Book your hotel now!

Looking for a professional development opportunity at the Annual Meeting? Plan to attend a short course on Wednesday, August 30. These provide diverse opportunities, either half day or full day, for professional development and offer attendees the chance to connect with scholars from a range of backgrounds. Also, review this year's diverse theme panels selected by our program chairs Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, and Susan Hyde, University of California, Berkeley. 
Online program to be available this month. Stay tuned!
Demonstrate your organization's leadership in the field to 6,000+ attendees at the largest political science conference with an APSA Annual Meeting sponsorship. See all opportunities here!

Deadline extension: May 26, 2017.
APSA invites PhD candidates to apply to participate in dissertation workshops on Wednesday, August 30 in San Francisco, in advance of the 2017 Annual Meeting. Two workshops are offered, one on Comparative Political Theory and one on US Congressional Politics.  Apply for a workshop now!  

Applications due June 2, 2017.
Advanced graduate students and junior faculty are invited to apply to take part in a teaching-oriented workshop which will take place on Wednesday, August 30 in San Francisco in advance of the 2017 Annual Meeting. The workshop will address syllabus design and implementation of evidence-based pedagogical approaches. Learn more and apply here! 
APSA Connect Upgrades
Keep an eye on your inbox for info on upgrades coming to APSA Connect. We're working to make it easier for members to participate in discussion forums with the ability to reply directly from their preferred e-mail inbox. A revamped document library and member directory will make it easier for members to find the documents and connections they need. Sections will be able to host their own publicly accessible websites on the popular WordPress platform, currently running 27% of the web. If you'd like information on how your section can start to take advantage of these new features, contact  Dan Gibson, director of communications and marketing.
Programs & Initiatives 
The primary goal of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, promotion, and professional development ---        including travel to professional conferences ---       of Latina/o political scientists (especially students and tenure track junior faculty). The secondary goal is to support research on Latino politics in the United States (especially students and tenure track junior faculty).  Apply for a Latino Scholarship Grant.

Applications due June 15, 2017.
The Centennial Center is accepting applications from APSA members for a wide array of supplemental research grants. Funding for an individual scholar is between $1,000 and $2,500. For more information, visit Centennial Center grants online.

Nominations due June 20, 2017.
Have you or one of your colleagues received an award for excellence in teaching? APSA would like to know! Each year, APSA recognizes political science faculty who have won teaching awards on their own campuses during the past academic year. Submit your nominations!
Political science clubs are a great way to get students involved in department activities and campus life. Learn more about how and why to start an undergraduate political science club. View the guide.
Consider the Visiting Scholar Program as an option for desk space if your research and teaching will bring you to Washington, DC, later this year! The Centennial Center is accepting applications for the 2017 fall and winter programs. Email centennial@apsanet.org or visit the  Visiting Scholar Program online.

The Diversity Program Spotlight features examples of recruitment and retention programs. It also includes initiatives that political scientists and departments are engaged in to increase and advance diversity and inclusion in the pipeline and throughout the profession. Check out the programs that are currently featured in APSA's program spotlight on Advancing Diversity Recruitment and Retention in the Profession.
The MSRP connects undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in or show potential for graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students.  PhD department officers can enroll their departments online through their APSA account .
Faculty can enroll their students or students can enroll themselves in the database by filling out the online form.
Final Call for 2017 Council Nominees by Petition
The slate of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee is available here , but APSA accepts additional nominees for officers and at-large members of the Council by petition of 50 members. Nominations by petition should be submitted to the president via nominations@apsanet.org and should include the candidate consent form and official nomination form . Nominations by petition must be submitted by May 20, 2017.
FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed into Law
On May 5, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the omnibus appropriations package for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year. The legislation, H.R. 244, provides small increases for the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities and flat funding for international education and foreign language programs. The bill funds the NSF at $7.5 billion, an increase of $8.7 million over the FY16 enacted amount. The National Endowment for the Humanities received a smaller increase of nearly $2 million, to bring the total budget to approximately $150 million. Notably, the compromise legislation includes flat funding for international education and foreign language programs at the Department of Education. The FY17 budget request and the original Senate legislation proposed a significant cut to the Fulbright-Hays program. 
The editors of JPSE invite you to submit your manuscript! JPSE is an important outlet for sharing ideas and knowledge about pedagogy and is now an official APSA-wide journal in political science. 

The May issue of the American Political Science Review ( APSR) includes insightful articles on immigration, post-Soviet Russia, and the US Constitution. Log into your MyAPSA to read the journal today!
 APSA Member of the Month Program
The American Political Science Association Member of the Month program recognizes and highlights member achievements and professional milestones. It is a celebration and appreciation of the outstanding contributions our members make to the community through their scholarship and teaching, championship of the profession, and support of APSA and its programs. Nominations for the award, including self-nominations, may be submitted by members and nonmembers of APSA.  Submit a nomination for June!
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Call for Interest: Organizational Ombuds
Do you have experience serving as an organizational ombuds, or in a related capacity, at your college/university or for another organization? If so, APSA wants to hear from you. Please email Diveristy Programs  by May 31, 2017 and let us know.   
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science, i n advance of key events or following major news developments. 

Sign up online!  Inclusion in the database is a member benefit.

Contact  press@apsanet.org with any questions.
With spring semester in progress, APSA seeks mentors to provide professional advice to undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty in the profession. We are seeking mentors for women, individuals from under-represented backgrounds, and individuals interested in/with a background in nonacademic careers, the academic job market. Visit APSA Mentoring or contact us for more information.
New Career Brochures from APSA
Introducing: Why Study Political Science? and Exploring Careers in Political Science. The brochures explain the benefits of majoring in political science as well as career options for students graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science. Purchase or download here!
Member Journal Access
Online access to APSA journals is provided through your MyAPSA account.

1. Go to  www.apsanet.org.
2. Click the green "Login" to your MyAPSA account.
3. After logging in, click on the green "MyAPSA" button.
4. Under "Account Actions" on the right side of the page, click on "Access APSA Journals."
5. Click on the journal you would like to access. This will take you to the publisher's site, where you will have access to the content.

To see an illustrated guide, click  here

Membership Benefits & Opportunities
We recently partnered with Cambridge University Press to offer the Cambridge Digital Archive. Your membership provides you with free access to all of APSA journals' digital archive, from the 1900s to the present. You will also receive a 20% discount off the price of all books published by the Cambridge University Press.
To access the digital archive, login to your "MyAPSA" account. Select "Journals and Resources" on the right side of the page, and click "Access Journals." Then, choose the journal of your interest. The Cambridge digital archive is available to you as soon as you arrive at the Cambridge site. You can also access your 20% discount code under the "Journals and Resources" page by selecting "Access Journals" and scrolling to the bottom of the page. 
APSA has more than 40 sections that give you the opportunity to join a group of your peers who share a common interest in a particular subfield. Organized Sections are a great way to engage with like-minded colleagues, encourage the study of political science, and find outlets for research and opportunities for scholarship. Sections have become a vital part of the association by sponsoring panels at the Annual Meeting, producing informative newsletters, and recognizing scholarly achievements of their members.

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