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Newsletter November 2018


Dear APSA member, 

We hope you are all well. 

This is the third edition in 2018 of APSA newsletters to inform members about the goings-on in our discipline and to keep members in touch with the organisation. 

The newsletter contains information on: 

  • Call for papers/conferences 
  • Funding opportunities 
  • Job opportunities 
  • Events: symposia, seminars, workshops 
  • News from the APSA association 
  • News from Research groups 
  • News from Members 

We welcome contributions from members. Please send any items you wish to see included in the newsletter to: australianpsanewsletter@gmail.com. The next newsletter will be published in February 2019. 

Wishing you all the best!

Sarah Maddison (President 2018-19)
Rodney Smith (Vice-President / Incoming President 2019-20)
Carolien van Ham (Newsletter Editor)

Call for papers / conferences

ECPR Joint Sessions, Mons, Belgium, 8-12 April 2019
The next ECPR Joint Sessions will be held at the University of Leuven (UCL) in Belgium from 8 - 12 April 2019. The call for papers can be found here. Proposals are due on 3 December 2018. 


American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, 29 August - September 1, 2019
The next APSA Annual Meeting will be held 
in Washington, DC from August 29 to September 1, 2019. The call for papers can be found here. Proposals are due on 15 January 2019.

Funding opportunities

APSA Workshop Funding - Call closes November 18
The call for APSA Annual Workshop Funding for 2019 is currently open. All APSA members can apply to gain funding for research workshops. The maximum funding available per workshop in 2019 has been increased to $15,000 (from $10,000).

Further information, application procedure and forms can be found here

Applications for 2019 must be received by midnight on Sunday 18 November, 2018. 

Job opportunities

Job opportunities in Australia and New Zealand 

Postdoctoral Fellow in International Ethics
International Ethics Research Group
Canberra, UNSW Canberra
Closes on November 30
Events: symposia, seminars, workshops
House of Representatives - Inquiry into the future of petitioning - Invitation to make submissions 

The Standing Committee on Petitions has commenced a new inquiry into the future of petitioning in the House of Representatives. 

The Committee welcomes submissions on:
  • The role and operations of the Standing Committee on Petitions; and
  • Petitioning the House of Representatives, including a review of Standing Orders and other relevant practice and procedures. 
Submissions should be sent to the Committee by 23 November 2018. It is preferred that submissions are uploaded electronically, here. Further information about the inquiry is available at: www.aph.gov.au/futureofpetitioning.
News from the APSA Association

Indigenous membership initiative
In order to increase APSA membership of academics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin, APSA has introduced a fee waiver for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars. Scholars that would like to make use of the fee waiver and become APSA members are invited to contact Regina Augustin at: Arts-SSPS-APSA@unimelb.edu.au


APSA Workshop Funding - Call for EOIs closes November 18
The call for APSA Annual Workshop Funding for 2019 is currently open. All APSA members can apply to gain funding for research workshops. The maximum funding available per workshop in 2019 has been increased to $15,000 (from $10,000). Further information, application procedure and forms can be found here. Applications for 2019 must be received by midnight on Sunday 18 November, 2018. 

New APSA Exec Member
APSA has welcomed Professor Duncan McDonnell from Griffith University as its newest Exec member,  polling the most votes in the recent election. Prof. McDonnell will be an Executive Committee ordinary member from 2018-2021. 

Call for Expressions of Interest for APSA 2020 Annual Conference
APSA is seeking expressions of interest from member universities for the organisation of the 2020 Annual Conference. Would you like to host APSA 2020? Please get in touch with APSA President Sarah Maddison for further details.

News from Research Groups
Report from APSA Women's Caucus
Thanks to the generosity of Emeritus Professor Marian’s Sawer, the APSA Women’s Caucus held an incredibly successful mentoring dinner for female political scientists during IPSA in Brisbane. The dinner provided junior academics and postgraduate students the opportunity to meet and discuss their research with world-leading scholars of gender and politics. If you would like to be involved with Women’s Caucus activities and belong to a network of supportive and inspiring political scientists, please contact Jill Sheppard (jill.sheppard@anu.edu.au). 

New Policy Studies Prize
The APSA Policy Studies Research Group is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Policy Studies prize, in partnership with ANZSOG. The prize will be managed by APSA and awarded to an outstanding Policy Studies scholar at the annual APSA conference, starting in 2019. This exciting initiative will allow us to highlight the breadth of Policy Studies talent in the country. The prize, generously funded by ANZSOG, will be accompanied by a cash prize of $1,000. Precise details and eligibility criteria will be announced in advance of the 2019 APSA conference. To keep up to date on the latest Policy Studies news, follow the groups news on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1758569864425106/ or on Twitter @POST_APSA.
Report from APSA Women's Caucus
Thanks to the generosity of Emeritus Professor Marian’s Sawer, the APSA Women’s Caucus held an incredibly successful mentoring dinner for female political scientists during IPSA in Brisbane. The dinner provided junior academics and postgraduate students the opportunity to meet and discuss their research with world-leading scholars of gender and politics. If you would like to be involved with Women’s Caucus activities and belong to a network of supportive and inspiring political scientists, please contact Jill Sheppard (jill.sheppard@anu.edu.au). 

New Policy Studies Prize
The APSA Policy Studies Research Group is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Policy Studies prize, in partnership with ANZSOG. The prize will be managed by APSA and awarded to an outstanding Policy Studies scholar at the annual APSA conference, starting in 2019. This exciting initiative will allow us to highlight the breadth of Policy Studies talent in the country. The prize, generously funded by ANZSOG, will be accompanied by a cash prize of $1,000. Precise details and eligibility criteria will be announced in advance of the 2019 APSA conference. To keep up to date on the latest Policy Studies news, follow the groups news on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1758569864425106/ or on Twitter @POST_APSA.
News from Members
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