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IAPSS Study Trip to Moscow 2017

Call for Applications

IAPSS Study Trip   




“Facing Modern Public Policy Concerns: Academic Analysis and the Policy-Making Process”

In collaboration with Lomonosov Moscow State University – Department of Public Policy and Administration (Faculty of Political Science) and the Center for Crisis Society Studies

Tuesday, April 25th – Sunday, April 30th

(Arrival Day: April 24th)

Deadline of Applications for students residing in Russia: Friday, April 7th 2017


The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), the Center for Crisis Society Studies and the Public Policy Department of the Faculty of Political Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University launch the Call for Applications for its upcoming Study Trip to Moscow. During one week, participants will visit the very heart of the Russian Federation – discovering the city and exploring the history of the largest country on earth.

At the same time, the academic part of the study trip will be dedicated to the modern problems of academic and action-oriented public policy. Nowadays the decision-making processes occur on highly complex circumstances and (consequently) modern governments and stake-holders require comprehensive analysis on the matter. Having in mind that this realm plays a central role within political science, the IAPSS Study Trip to Moscow will provide a great opportunity to learn from outstanding Russian scholars and practitioners in the field of public policy.

If you are inspired by the idea of participating in truly challenging academic debates, exchanging your experience with students from all over the world and visiting Russian state authorities and leading think tanks in Moscow, don’t hesitate to join us on April 2017!


Key Information

Arrival: Monday, 24th April 2017, throughout the day

Program: Tuesday, 25th April – Sunday, 30th April 2017

Departure: Sunday, 30th April 2017 in the afternoon


Trip Highlights:

  • A visit to the State Duma (Lower House of the Russian Federal Assembly).
  • An academic and networking event at Lomonosov Moscow State University– the best ranked and largest university in the post-Soviet space.
  • A visit to Russian Railways.
  • Visits to NGOs and research centers in Moscow.
  • City tours to explore Moscow.
  • A rich social program.

Who can apply?

BA, MA and PhD students of Political Science and related fields.


Participation fees

International participants: €289

Russian participants: €209

Moscow participants: €69


Included: Accommodation for 6 nights in hotel with breakfast included, welcome event, farewell dinner and participation in programmed visits.

Not included: Travel costs to and from Moscow. Likewise, visa related expenses. We encourage students to check with their home universities for potential scholarship options. Unfortunately, IAPSS does not provide scholarships or travel grants for this trip.

Remarks: After successful selection, the participation fee has to be transferred in advance in order to confirm your participation. Participants will have an opportunity to stay longer before/after the study trip at their own expense.

How to Apply?

Complete the online application form at latest by March 10th, 2017. Notification on selection will be given within three working days after the deadline elapses. In case of acceptance, you will receive information on how to confirm your participation and further instructions.

Online application

Deadline for Applications: March 10th 2017

Please note that IAPSS membership is required in order to participate in IAPSS Study Trips. Membership comes at only €15/€10 a year (depending on your country of citizenship) and offers you a wide range of benefits, including priority access to IAPSS conferences, IAPSS delegations, IAPSS seasonal schools and IAPSS study trips. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity to contribute to IAPSS’ political science journals POLITIKON and Encuentro Latinoamericano. Members receive the two-monthly IAPSS News & Opportunities newsletter, which includes news about the World Congress 2017, Seasonal Schools, Study Trips, IAPSS Research Committees and much more! There are discounted rates available for 2-year memberships.

In case of any further question or inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to discover Moscow with you!

Kind regards,

Kristian Xavier Carrera Kurjenoja                                 Karina Kurenkova
IAPSS Head of Events                                                    IAPSS Study Trip Coordinator                                                  


* We are happy to provide you with a personalized visa invitation letter on the basis of a completed registration (requires payment). Upon successful payment of the participation fee, the Public Policy Department at Lomonosov State University will issue you an invitation letter which will be sent directly to the consular section in your home country.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It consists of the President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Head of the Academic Department, Head of the Events Department, Head of World Congress, Head of Convention and Head of the International Cooperation & Public Relations Department. Members are normally elected to this body at the General Assembly, taking place in April each year.

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