MPSA Membership and Conference Scholarship Application - Scholars from Developing Nations

To encourage broad participation in the Association, the Midwest Political Science Association is offering a limited number of complimentary two-year electronic memberships and Annual Conference registration to political science scholars in 139 developing countries (defined by the World Bank - 2015 fiscal year

for a complete list).

Scholars from the developing world may also attend and present at the 78th Annual MPSA Conference at no cost. Please select this option below if you would like to participate.


This program will allow access to MPSA membership benefits including electronic access to the American Journal of Political Science, the association’s monthly electronic newsletter, eligibility for MPSA conference scholarships and other member benefits for a period of twenty-four months. 

Scholars from the developed world who are temporarily located in one of the developing countries (e.g. Fulbright Scholars) are not eligible, nor are scholars originally from the developing world who currently are faculty or graduate students in the developed world. 

Please note that Undergraduate students are not eligible for the scholarship program.

To apply:

  • Complete the following application. 


Your application will be reviewed by MPSA staff and successful applicants will be notified of a decision via email within one week. Membership benefits will start at the beginning of the following month.

Your Contact Details

Scholarship Application

Your Colleague's Contact Details

Please recommend a colleague who may be interested in participating in this program. MPSA staff will contact your colleague with additional application instructions