47th Annual Meeting

November 12-14, 2015

Philadelphia, PA


Call for Papers and Participation 



The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 47th annual meeting on November 12 - 14, 2015 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.  Submissions are invited for papers, panels and roundtables no later than June 19, 2015. They must be submitted through the NPSA submission website. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper, this does not count as the single submission and such faculty member may submit a separate paper to present.  

Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website  (, which is regularly updated. 

A Travel Grant will be awarded by lottery draw to two graduate students who register and participate in the conference.  The drawing will be done at the conference. Each lucky winner will receive a check for $150. 

We also encourage you to volunteer as panel chair and/or discussant. 

The conference hotel is Loews Philadelphia Hotel. A special conference room rate of $194/night is available through October 14, 2015 under the group name Northeastern Political Science Association. Your reservation should be guaranteed for late arrival (after 6:00 PM). You must cancel the reservation by 6:00 PM of the day of arrival in order not to be charged. Check-in time is 3:00 PM EST, check-out time is 12:00 Noon EST. 

NPSA Women’s Caucus Best Papers Awards

Every year, the Northeast Political Science Association’s Women’s Caucus gives an award for each of two best papers:

1.  Best Paper on any topic in any subfield by a woman political scientist.

2.  Best Paper by any presenter that addresses questions of gender and politics or women and politics. 

The Women's Caucus of NPSA invites you to submit your paper from the conference for either of these two awards. 

The Process:  The Executive Board of the Women’s Caucus of NPSA will evaluate all contending papers and designate the winner in each category.

The Criteria: The Executive Board will look for papers that are well-written, address new theoretical grounds or make an important theoretical contribution to the discipline and are relevant to the political process.

Please submit to the Women’s Caucus Secretary, Caryl Nunez, via email at no later than August 1, The winners will be contacted in early October.  The winners will be announced at the conference and listed in the conference bulletin and on the NPSA website (