American Political Science Association (APSA) Short Course for Early Career Scholars.

Deadline: March 30th, 2018.

The Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars based in lower and middle-income countries who are interested in attending the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting as part of a Research Development Group.

Organized via the Comparative Democratization section, the Research Development Group will be a unique opportunity to advance current research towards publication, participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop scholarly networks with colleagues.

Benefit and Details.

  • Participation in the Research Development Group is open to early-career scholars who currently lack the institutional support to attend the APSA annual meeting (those whose primary institutional affiliation is in the US, Canada, or Europe are not eligible for this program).
  • Up to six applicants will be selected.
  • Participants will eligible to apply for an APSA Travel Grant of up to $1,000 to support travel and accommodation expenses.
  • The Comparative Democratization section will assist with supporting this application, due in April, 2018.

Applicants must be working on an article-length research project that is at a stage of development which would benefit from intense discussion and critique. All research on Comparative Democratization within political science research will be considered, including studies of authoritarian regimes and all forms of regime transition. The manuscript should be intended for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal (drafts which are intended for dissertation chapters or white papers will not be accepted). Research should not be part of a co-authored project, nor should it be an excerpt from an already completed work.


Applications must be in English and include:

The completed online Application Form

A detailed, recent Curriculum Vitae/resume (via email to

The 5,000-8,000 word (including abstract, not including references) research manuscript that will be brought to the seminar for discussion. (via email).

A list of 3-5 scholars you would like to have discuss your paper.

Deadline: March 30th, 2018.


For more information, please visit the official website of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Short Course for Early Career Scholars.


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