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Call for Applications | IAPSS Panels at the ISA Annual Convention 2019

Deadline for Submissions: 20 May 2018

Call for Applications

for IAPSS Panels

at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA)

27 – 30 March 2019 | Toronto, Ontario | Canada

About the IAPSS Delegation

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) welcomes abstract submissions from senior students[1] and junior scholars of political science, international relations and related fields, for its delegation at the upcoming ISA’s 60th Annual Convention. The conference will be held from 27 to 30 March 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

The theme of the 2019 Annual Convention is ‘Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress’. We are witnessing a growing engagement of disciplines and sub disciplines such as Political Science and International Relations with features of innovation and progress with the aim of developing a solid knowledge that can be the foundation for finding solutions to the global issues we are facing today. We encourage contributions focusing on conceptual, theoretical and empirical aspects related to the notions of innovation and progress from advanced students and junior researchers from all around the globe.

Submit your Application to the IAPSS Panels: Why?
  • it is a unique opportunity for junior scholars to attend a high-level academic conference, present their research and interact with renowned professors;
  • successful papers presenters, chairs and discussants of the IAPSS panels will receive an exclusive IAPSS certificate of recognition for their contribution;
  • besides participating at one of the most important Political Science conferences in 2019, participants successfully applying for a position in the IAPSS Panels will have the opportunity to continue the networking and, if interested, establish long-term cooperation on academic topics of mutual interest;
  • successfully presented papers may be submitted to one of the IAPSS journals (Politikon or Encuentro Latioamericano) for review after the ISA Annual Convention.
Guidelines for Applications
  1. Paper presenters: Please send your abstract (maximum 200 words) with the title of the proposed paper, 5 keywords, your name, subject(s) of study, home university, contact details, and a two-page CV in two separate files to Please do not send any additional documents or text as these will not be considered.
  2. Chairs and discussants: Please send a short position paper (up to 300 words) on a relevant question in Political Science or related disciplines[2] as well as a two-page CV, with emphasis put on your previous chair/discussant experiences to

Both for abstract submissions and applications for chairs or discussants, the deadline is 20 May 2018. For all positions, IAPSS membership is mandatory once the selection is finalized. Please find an overview of the wide range of services and benefits of IAPSS membership, and the online application form here.

Please note, that IAPSS is not able to provide financial support for participation in the IAPSS delegation. Successful applicants will be responsible for covering all expenses, such as registration, travel and accommodation costs. However, we are happy to provide successful applicants with support letters for any individual grant or scholarship applications that could ensure their participation at the conference.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail with your inquiry to

Kind regards

Mihai Chihaia

Delegations Coordinator
International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Nijmegen | The Netherlands | |

[1] Graduate and postgraduate students qualify as senior students. Abstracts from undergraduate students will also be reviewed but accepted only when combined with a particularly strong early-stage academic profile.

[2] The question may but does not have to be focused at the ISA Convention theme (‘Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress’).

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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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