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The Consortium of Social Science Associations is gathering success stories to share in upcoming advocacy efforts. You help represent political science when you share your social science successes! Learn more about the campaign and share your story here.

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Featured MPSA Podcast
Featured MPSA Podcast

Featured MPSA Conference Roundtable Podcast:  Data Access, Research Transparency and Implications of the Journal Editors Joint Statement for Political Scientists (2015) .mp3 - (1 hour 27 miniutes) 

Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics
Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics

Who has the courage and will to engage in contentious political events? Commitment to a cause and information about how to participate likely matter, but even holding those factors constant, the promise of social rewards can make the difference between showing up and staying home. Read Gwyneth McClendon's summary of  Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics: A Field Experiment at an LGBT Pride Rally” on the AJPS blog. 

Need help with your summer research? Get connected with MPSA Communities
Need help with your summer research? Get connected with MPSA Communities

A new way to connect with fellow MPSA members to share resources, ask questions, and engage with your colleagues is here! Use your username and password for MPSAnet.org to log in to the MPSA Communities.

MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative
MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative
MPSA has partnered with the Wiki Education Foundation to ensure that accurate and complete political science information is available to the general public on Wikipedia. Learn more about incorporating Wikipedia in your lesson plans at www.MPSAnet.org/WikiEdu. (Photo credit: CC-BY-SA-2.0 by Sage Ross) 
MPSA 2015 Best Paper in International Relations
MPSA 2015 Best Paper in International Relations
The 2015 Best Paper in International Relations was presented to Leslie Johns, University of California at Los Angeles, and Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas at Austin for "Modern Day Merchant Guilds: Supply Chains and Informal Property Rights Enforcement" (Research presented at MPSA 2014, award presented at MPSA 2015). Read more about their research. 

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Need a receipt for your conference registration? Please log in at www.MPSAnet.org and click on your name on the top right of the screen to go to your Order History. Each transaction can be printed from this page by clicking on the "Print Transaction" button. If you need a certificate of participation, please send an email to conf@mpsanet.org.  


MPSA Receives National Honor for Developing Nations Initiative -  
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) honored MPSA for formalizing a scholarship program for granting free registration to select conference presenters from the developing world, expanding the benefits available to all members, and offering complimentary 24-month digital memberships to political scientists from the developing world. A limited number of memberships are still available. Learn more

MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative - MPSA has partnered with the Wiki Education Foundation to ensure that accurate and complete political science information is available to the general public on Wikipedia. In order to accomplish this, MPSA encourages members to contribute content to Wikipedia, or assign students to do so as part of your courses. Learn more about the partnership at www.MPSAnet.org/WikiEdu 

MPSA Communities: A new resource for members!
  A new way to connect with fellow MPSA members to share resources, ask questions, and engage with your colleagues is here! Use your username and password for MPSAnet.org to log in to the MPSA Communities. Need a refresher? Click here for Login Help

Call for Nominations: Best Paper on LGBT Politics Presented at the 2015 MPSA conference. Nominations for this award can come from any panel chair or discussant, and the papers did not have to be sponsored by Section 74. The awards committee is Andrew R. Flores (chair, UCLA School of Law), Jerry Thomas (UW-Oshkosh), and Mitch Sellers (UF-Gainesville). Submit nominations to Andrew R. Flores (flores@law.ucla.edu) for consideration. Deadline: August 1, 2015.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants - The target date for proposals is August 28, 2015. Details can be accessed via the program's website

The Yale Global Justice Program, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty invite submissions of original essays of ca. 7,000 to 9,000 words on the intelligent use of incentives toward curtailing corporations’ use of tax evasion and avoidance, abusive transfer pricing and all forms of illicit financial flows. All prizes are named in honor of Amartya Sen, whose work has shown how the rigor of economic thinking can be brought to bear on normative and practical questions of great human significance. For more details, please see the ASAP website.  Deadline: August 31, 2015.

Announcing the Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science - Transparent research is integral to the validity of science. Openness is especially important in such social science disciplines as economics, political science and psychology, because this research shapes policy and influences clinical practices that affect millions of lives. To encourage openness in research and the teaching of best practices, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) has established The Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science. For more details, please visit the BITSS website. Deadline: September 13, 2015. 

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Funding Political Science Research: Updates

Share your Social Science Stories - The Consortium of Social Science Associations is gathering success stories to share in upcoming advocacy efforts. You help represent political science when you share your social science successes! Learn more about the campaign and share your story here.

Read the background of MPSA's support for National Science Foundation (NSF)National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH),Federal Statistical Agencies including the Census Bureau and additional social science and humanities programs

Understand how the US Federal Budgeting Process Works - "Funding Social Science: A Primer on US Budgeting Process"