APSA Africa Workshops


The American Political Science Association’s Africa Workshop program was a multi-year effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support political science research and teaching in sub-Saharan Africa. Through a series of annual political science workshops, the program extended APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and supported research networks linking American scholars with their colleagues overseas. The program sought to enhance the capacities of political scientists and their resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also providing a forum for supporting their ongoing research. From 2008-2015, a total of 230 scholars from 32 different countries took part in the initiative. For more information about the project’s scope and goals, see “About the Project.” Specific information about each program, including syllabi and participants, can be found under “Past Workshops.” For current activities, see “Alumni Network.”


2018 APSA Annual Meeting
The deadline to submit a proposal to the APSA Annual Meeting is January 16, 2018. Early-career African scholars are encouraged to apply for funding to participate in an Africa Research Development Group, organized by APCG. The deadline for applications is March 11, 2018. For additional information download the Call for Applications.
APSA International Workshops
Following the success of APSA’s Africa Workshops program, APSA now runs a program of political science workshops for early-career faculty from the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Since 2013, over 100 scholars from across the MENA region, the United States, and Europe have participated in APSA’s MENA Workshops. The program will continue through 2019 with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York. For more information, visit www.apsanet.org/mena, or contact menaworkshops@apsanet.org.


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