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June 2017 Member Newsletter 

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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!
Looking for a professional development opportunity at the Annual Meeting? Plan to attend a short course on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 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, see the diverse theme panels selected by the APSA Annual Meeting program chairs.

Book your stay at one of the official APSA Annual Meeting hotels in San Francisco, CA! Our conference hotels in San Francisco include Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Parc 55, Hotel Nikko, and more! Book your hotel now!

APSA will host a variety of professional development events and roundtables for all career levels, from graduate students to mid-career scholars. Topics will include publishing, research grants, teaching and pedagogy, the academic and non-academic job market, networking, and more!  Learn more here.  
Check out the new and improved APSA Connect platform at https://connect.apsanet.org/Members can log in using their APSAnet.org username and password credentials. The new platform makes it easier for members to communicate with one another, upload and download new information from the document library, post messages and participate in discussion forums, and connect with scholars through it's enhanced member directory. If you experience any issues, you can find help at  http://www.apsanet.org/help Learn how to  post to a discussion forum  or  upload a document
Programs & Initiatives 
Applications due July 7, 2017.
APSA is accepting applications for the 2017 Minority Fellowship Program travel grants to support MFP professional development and participation at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Priority will be given to applicants who are participating in the annual meeting or who are on the job market. For eligibility information and to apply, visit  2017 APSA MFP Travel Grant.

Submissions due August 6, 2017.
The APSA Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs will host a two-day, teaching-oriented workshop for faculty in the field of international relations. Led by Joyce Kaufman (Whittier College) and Victor Asal (SUNY-Albany), this workshop will take place October 20-21, 2017 at APSA's national office in Washington, DC. Learn more and apply now.

Enrollment opens on July 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 MSRP Program. MSRP connects undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students. Department chairs and graduate directors can enroll their department today using their MyAPSA profile account. For more information or to sign up, visit us online or email APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs.   
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.  Inclusion in the database is a member benefit. Contact press@apsanet.org with any questions. Sign up online!
As we prepare to re-launch the APSA Mentoring program in Fall 2017 with an updated format, 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, and the academic job market. Visit APSA Mentoring or contact us for more information.
The June issue of  Perspectives features scholarship on the Soviet Union and lessons from the past 25 years since its dissolution. The issue also includes reflections on Eurasia and populist authoritarian parties as well as book reviews, review symposia, critical dialogues, and special reviews. Log in to your  MyAPSA profile to read today!
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. 

See the full call for submissions.
2017-2018 APSA Council and Officer Elections
Keep an eye on your inbox for information on the upcoming APSA Council and Officer elections. The slate of nominees is available for your review and electronic balloting, open to the full APSA membership, will open on July 19. Watch for more information about the election process, followed by a personalized ballot link and voter code, next month.
Advocacy Updates
FY18 Presidential Budget Includes Severe Cuts to Programs that Support Political Science Research and Education. The White House "proposes to begin shutting down the National Endowment for the Humanities" in 2018 and requests no funds for the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays international education programs at the Department of Education. The budget request
also includes cuts of over 10 percent to the National Science Foundation.  In response to the budget, the Consortium of Social Science Associations and National Humanities Alliance created tools for users to easily ask Congress to support funding for the social sciences and humanities . For more information, see APSA's advocacy page
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APSA Updates
APSA Executive Director,
Steven Rathgeb Smith, visits the University of Ghana's political science department.
 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 non-members of APSA. Submit a member of the month nomination for July!
Membership Benefits & Opportunities
Each month APSA will share a "Did you know" segment to highlight a benefit or resource available to our members. This month we're focusing on jobs!
Did you know that APSA has compiled a list of questions to help job candidates ask the right questions and gather valuable information for career decisions? These questions address topics such as tenure, renewal and annual reviews, research support, teaching support, service activities, and mentoring activities in the department. Find out more about job candidates and department questions.

With the annual meeting fast approaching, APSA has opened up registration for the e-Jobs Interview Service! This service gives employers space and facilities to interview candidates onsite at the annual meeting.  Candidates starting or continuing their job search will be able to see which employers will be present and available for interviews in San Francisco this year. Interviews are scheduled in advance by employers based on applications received. Be sure to get your information in as soon as you can! Learn more about APSA interview services.

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