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March 2017 Member Newsletter 
All APSA Annual Meeting participants may submit an application to request space to hold a business meeting and/or a reception on-site. Annual Meeting Working Group consists of a small group of meeting attendees who are interested in a common topic and who agree to attend aligned panels and plenary sessions. Submit your applications now!
Travel Grants Applications Due April 17
Need support to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting?  
APSA provides travel grants to U.S. graduate students, international students in the U.S., international scholars, community college faculty, contingent faculty, and unemployed members. Grants can be applied to travel costs like lodging and meals.  Click here to apply !
APSA invites PhD candidates to apply to participate in dissertation workshops on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in San Francisco, in advance of the 2017 Annual Meeting. Two workshops are offered, one on Comparative Political Theory and one on U.S. Congressional Politics. Application deadline is May 15, 2017.  Learn more and apply here.  
Programs & Initiatives 
Applications are due March 31.
The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity and the presence of underrepresented individuals in the discipline of political science. The spring round will provide support to first- and second-year political science PhD students from underrepresented groups. See more information here.

Submissions deadline is March 31.
In conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week (April 3-7), APSA highlights faculty and departmental efforts to promote undergraduate research. If your students are engaged in research projects this semester, please let us know! Send a short description of any projects (with a photo, if applicable) to  teaching@apsanet.org.   

Applications are due April 1.
APSA's Small Research Grants support political scientists not employed at PhD-granting departments in the field, or who are in nontenure-track or contingent positions ineligible for departmental funding. Awards of up to $2,500 may be used for research activities such as travel to archives, travel to conduct interviews, administration and coding of instruments, research assistance, and purchase of datasets. Apply for a research grant.
 
Interested scholars should apply by April 1.
The Centennial Center invites applications for funding of up to $7,000 to support collaborative research publications, specifically among early career scholars. The award is intended to support a lead organizer or small team in advancing research manuscripts for publication in an edited book, journal special issue, or journal symposium. Learn more about the Artinian Fund.
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.
Teaching and Learning
Join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on tips for effective online teaching. The 45-minute discussion is geared towards graduate students and early career professors who have little or no experience with online teaching and are looking for specific tools and strategies. Sign up here!
In Washington, DC for research or teaching? The Centennial Center's Visiting Scholar Program offers desk space and library access to APSA members. Applications for desk space this spring and summer are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Apply here.
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 accounts.
 
Students can enroll in the MSRP themselves in the database by  submitting an online form.
APSA is seeking volunteers for a new program that helps departments find external reviewers for tenure and promotion cases. If you would like to volunteer, please submit your information here.
APSA 2017 Council Nominees
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2017 nominees for APSA Council, available here . The candidates, along with any additional nominations from the membership, will be put to a vote by the full membership via electronic ballot in July. Please keep an eye out for more information about the nominees and the balloting process as the election gets closer. See 2017 council nominees .
Advocacy
Take Action to Protect NEH Funding
The administration's budget blueprint, released March 16, calls for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as eliminating or cutting funds for other programs, including those supporting international education. The NEH provides funding for political science research and other scholarly activities, including education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The National Humanities Alliance has prepared action alerts for contacting Members of Congress to oppose cuts to the NEH and international programs.
Publications
Read the first issue of the Journal of Political Science Education under editors Victor Asal (Editor in Chief), Mitchell Brown, Shane Nordyke, Joseph W. Roberts, Mark L. Johnson, and J. Cherie Strachan. Members can access the journal via MyAPSA.  See instructions.
Read and share the executive summary of "The Double Bind" in Spanish. This timely report investigates inequality across the Americas, and APSA is excited to offer it for free in this translation.  


 New Members of the Month
The APSA 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. Submit a nomination for April!

February Member of the Month: 
Dr. Els de Graauw, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Baruch College

 
March Member of the Month : 
Dr. Lee TrepanierProfessor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University

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Data & Reports
Attendees of the APSA 2017 Teaching and Learning Conference reported course loads and students taught on the 2017 TLC evaluation. View detailed image!
Other Updates
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Making Sense of Corruption 
This book provides an accessible overview of corruption, allowing scholars and students alike to see the far reaching place it has within academic research. 
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With spring semester in swing, 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.
Organized Section Membership
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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