Call for Papers: Pajari Undergraduate Research Panel

The GPSA Pajari Award is awarded annually to the best undergraduate paper presented by an undergraduate student as part of the Pajari Undergraduate Research Panel at the annual conference. In order to be chosen for the Pajari Undergraduate Research Panel, Professors must nominate undergraduate students for inclusion on the panel. Students may not self-nominate.  Group papers are acceptable; however, faculty members may not be co-authors. Nominations should be sent by a Political Science faculty member to the GPSA Immediate Past President who chairs the Pajari Committee.

Unlike a regular conference paper proposal, consideration for the Pajari panel requires the completed paper as part of the application. The Pajari Award Committee selects the papers to be presented at the Pajari Panel Session at the annual Conference and chooses the best paper at the conference from those submitted each year to receive the award.  All papers must be formatted as an MS Word or PDF document file. The file must be sent via email attachment to the Immediate Past President and the Program Chair. The winner(s) will be posted on the GPSA site each year.

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017.  Please include “Pajari Proposal Submission” in the subject line. For more information, contact Matthew L. Hipps.

GPSA Annual Call for Proposals: Deadline extended to Aug. 25

Call for Proposals

In addition, answers to these questions can serve as a lens for understanding political conflict, voting behavior, social movements, party identification, immigration, LGBT issues, political socialization, political communication, income inequality, and a myriad of other relevant political, social and economic areas.  We invite scholars of all methodological persuasions and subfields to submit paper and panel proposals that relate to the broad themes and questions that are informed by identity politics and other related topics.

This year, we ask you to submit your proposal via a Google Form at the link listed below. Please note, that proposals do not have to directly relate to the theme of the conference. If you encounter any problems, please address your questions to this year’s Program Chair and Vice President, Matthew Hipps, at Additionally, if you have any special undergraduate panels, workshops or other ideas, please indicate this on the Proposal Submission Form.

Submit your conference proposal

There will be a special call for undergraduate poster sessions, and additional graduate sessions coming shortly.

Please complete your conference proposal by Aug. 25, 2017.

Call for 2017 GPSA Student Poster Session

The Georgia Political Science Association is now accepting proposals for a special session dedicated to student scholarship during the 2017 annual meeting. The conference will be held in the historic district in Savannah, GA, from Thursday, Nov. 9 – Saturday Nov. 11. Work from both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.

The Georgia Political Science Association annual meeting provides students the opportunity to showcase their hard work while networking with a diverse group of political scientists and public administrators from across the state. Furthermore, the conference experience can play an integral part in their professional development as it offers the opportunity build their confidence in their research and ability to communicate their ideas.

Student Poster Session

The 3rd Annual Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and/or class based projects.

  • Individual Posters- These posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or in the process of being completed; discuss interesting projects on which students have worked; or a report on a project or educational experiences (e.g., public outreach, volunteerism, internships). Submissions should focus on research or activities conducted within the past academic year.
  • Class Based Projects- These posters may describe class activities or simulations dealing with any area of politics and government. These presentations can focus on an individual experience, or the overall class experience. Any proposal focusing on a class based project is required to have an academic sponsor who signs off on the submission (including their title, rank and contact information).

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

The submitted poster abstracts will be selected on the basis of the clarity and the novelty of the ideas they present. Selected poster presenters will be given space to present their posters in a “Poster Presentation Session” at the beginning of the conference. The main idea of the “Poster Presentation Session” is to create a lively and intellectually challenging environment for undergraduate and graduate students to relate their ideas to a sophisticated audience and to invite discussions of their ideas during the conference.

Please send poster abstracts of 150-200 words along with a short bio of the author(s) to by Oct. 1, 2017. Decisions regarding selected posters will be emailed to presenters by Oct. 9, 2017.