International Programs

APSA’s Department of International Programs works to advance political science scholarship by promoting closer interaction between political scientists based in and outside the United States, as well as providing opportunities to share and learn from a wide range of substantive and methodological interests. Enhancing APSA’s internationalization benefits the discipline by expanding networks, enriching theories, and broadening perspectives. For more information on APSA’s international projects and initiatives, contact Andrew Stinson at astinson@apsanet.org.

  • RDGs at the 2023 APSA Annual Meeting
    Eligible early-career scholars based at institutions outside the US are invited to apply for participation in one of the 2023 Research Development Groups. The MENA RDG, Africa RDG, Southeast Asia RDG, and Democracy & Autocracy Workshops are organized by APSA Organized Sections and will take place in conjunction with the APSA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Each RDG features a short course with discussion panels with research from invited scholars. Discussion will be moderated by faculty from the US, with a goal of identifying key areas for improvement in pursuit of publication in peer-reviewed journals. The courses are open to enrollment from any APSA member interested in networking with scholars from Africa, the Arab Middle East, Southeast Asia, and other regions. Application deadlines are in February or March.
  • 2024 Workshops
    Stay tuned for upcoming workshops from our international programs.
  • MENA Workshops
    The MENA Workshops program is a multi-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in the Arab Middle East and North Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. Since 2013, over 100 scholars from 25 different countries have taken part in the initiative. For more information, visit MENA Workshops Online
  • Asia Workshops
    APSA’s Asia Pacific Workshops are an annual fellowship opportunity for PhD students and early-career political science faculty from East and Southeast Asia. APSA offers a series of intensive summer workshops that bring together approximately 25 scholars for training in research and writing skills and to foster regional and international collaboration. For more information, visit Asia Workshops Online.
  • Africa Workshops
    The Africa Workshops program was an eight-year collaboration with early-career political scientists in sub-saharan Africa to enhance scholarly networks and support political science research across the region. From 2008-2015, over 230 scholars from 32 different countries took part in the initiative. For more information, visit Africa Workshops Online.
  • Targeted International Membership
    APSA's Targeted International Membership (TIM) is available to scholars in low-income, non-OECD countries. Established as part of APSA's internationalization initiative in 2005, TIM provides the opportunity for scholars residing in eligible countries to become full members of the association at a significantly reduced annual dues rate of $45. Benefits of TIM include complete access to APSA benefits, including: online services; discounted publications; ejobs service; subscription to the electronic or hard copy versions of PS: Political Science & Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and the American Political Science Review; discounted registration for the Annual Meeting; and access to the directory of members. Learn more here.
  • Centennial Center: James Bryce Fund for International Political Science
    The James Bryce fund was established in honor of the British historian and politician, to support the global study of political life and the internationalization of the political science discipline and profession. The fund provides supplemental support for research residencies at the Centennial Center and elsewhere, collaborative research workshops involving political scientists from the united states and abroad, and teaching and curriculum development programs for emerging political science communities. Annual deadlines for submitting a research grant application are June 15 and December 15. For more information, click here.
  • International Committee
    The committee on international political science recommends policy to the APSA council with regard to international membership issues, supports relationships with other national and international political science associations, and promotes the inclusiveness of APSA's work and activities in ways that transcend national boundaries. See more on the International Committee here.