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February 2017  Member Newsletter 
2017 Annual Meeting Updates & Deadlines 
All Annual Meeting submitters will receive an acceptance or rejection notice via e-mail for each proposal submitted by mid-March! Check the annual meeting website for more details and updates!

Applications due March 31.
Organized sections, related groups, and sponsors who wish to hold business meetings or receptions at the 2017 Annual Meeting must submit an application for each affiliated event. Submit a request.

Applications due March 31.
An 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 and to convene during the meeting for a discussion!  Apply now.

Applications due April 17.
Attending the 2017 Annual Meeting? APSA members who are graduate students, contingent and community college faculty, international graduate students studying in the US, unemployed, and/or international scholars are eligible to apply. Click here to apply!
Programs & Initiatives 
MENA Political Science Research and Publication Conference
Proposals are accepted through March 19.
APSA invites submissions from early-career scholars undertaking Middle East political science research across a range of contemporary topics. The conference will take place in Tunis, July 25 through 27, and offers an opportunity to receive critical feedback on research manuscripts, network with colleagues from across the MENA region, and contribute to a range of forthcoming publications. For more information,  visit the MENA website.
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.

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.
Take Action to Protect NEH Funding
The National Humanities Alliance has issued an action alert in response to news that the National Endowment for the Humanities is included in the new administration's list of programs targeted for elimination. The NEH provides funding for political science research and other scholarly activities, including education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
The American Political Science Review (APSR) offers a new publication format, Letters . In contrast to the traditional research articles APSR will continue to publish, Letters address an important research problem or question, showing a novel perspective on existing research and encouraging scholarly debate in the discipline (maximum length 4,000 words). With this new format, APSR is taking a new direction to publish important insights into research problems in political science. View full announcement.
The articles in the February issue of American Political Science Review (APSR) speak to a wide audience in political science, covering topics such as normative theory, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, and formal modeling. They address questions on trust, lobbying, power, conflict, elections, parties, and the working of democracy. This issue is the first from the new editorial team. Several articles are available as "First View."
The most recent issue of this new journal offering is available to all APSA members. In addition to the current issue 2017 issue, members have access to all back issues as well. To access, sign into your MYAPSA account, go to your Account Actions, and Access My Journals. Select the Journal of Political Science Education to take you to the Taylor & Francis journal page. Read Now.

Teaching political science can be challenging for many reasons. For this special issue of the Journal of Political Science Education, we are looking for submissions (systematic quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies, or reflections) that investigate how political science educators can deal with a variety of explosive issues that arise in classroom discussions as well as explosive issues that are at the core of syllabi in political science. 

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, or have questions or suggestions, please contact the editors at Submissions are due Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
 Member of the Month: Dr. Camille Burge 
Congratulations to Dr. Camille Burge ,  our member of the month for January! As an assistant professor of political science, Dr. Burge is an also active APSA member and RBSI Alumna who has been recognized for her many accomplishments and time spent advancing in the profession. 
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. Submit a nomination for March!
Membership Updates
APSA has over 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.
Thank You Attendees!
Thank You  to all 2017 TLC Attendees!
APSA would like to give a special thanks to all attendees at APSA's 14th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference in Long Beach, CA!  We appreciate all of your contributions and support of teaching and learning of political science in the classroom. 
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Data & Reports

APSA's Research Department has updated long-term trends in degrees granted with the 2013-2014 data released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  Read the full report
Graduate Placement Survey 
The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Graduate Placement Survey is complete!  Read the full analysis .
Sexual Harassment Survey
Attendees of Annual Meetings from 2013-2016 have received a survey to determine the degree to which participants in recent Annual Meetings have experienced harassment. If you attended any of these meetings, please check your email inbox for the survey invitation. 
Other Updates
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science . In advance of key events or following major news developments, APSA also uses the database to publicize the availability of experts to speak on specific issues. 

Sign up online!  Inclusion in the database is a member benefit. Contact with any questions.
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.
With spring semester in swing, APSA seeks mentors 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 background in nonacademic careers, the academic job market. Visit  APSA Mentoring or  contact us for more information. 

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