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Call for Papers for a Special West Africa Issue of Statistics, Politics and Policy (Vol. 2024 No. 3) – Deadline June 30, 2024.
Potential papers may focus on the state of democracy in one or several of the 16 countries of the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo). Also of interest are the dynamics of Coup d’Etats or other political and economic characteristics of the region. Statistics-based and policy-centered contributions to the regional field of West Africa are particularly welcome. More details are in the full Call for Paper.

Call for Papers for the Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award Deadline May 1, 2024.The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) request submissions to be considered for the Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award as part of the program for WAPOR’s Annual Conference in 2024. Submit your full paper to the WAPOR office by June 30.​​​


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The 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is OpenThe Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world. College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding. Find out how to get started.National Institute for Justice Call for SolicitationsThe NIJ is currently accepting applications for funding opportunities, learn more and view the deadlines.

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars Fellowship for Academic Year 2024-2025 Application Deadline: June 27, 2023 (11:59 PM EST)The Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City. The fellowship period is September 1st through June 30th. The foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships. Visiting Scholars must be at least two years beyond the Ph.D. at the time of application and once selected, typically work on projects related to the foundation’s core programs and special initiatives. Scholars are provided with an office at the foundation, computers and software, library access, and supplemental salary support. Scholars from outside NYC are provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF. Visit the website for more information.  RSF Pipeline Grants CompetitionApplication Deadline: November 1, 2023RSF has launched a new pipeline grants competition for early-career researchers in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The next deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. The competition seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Early-career faculty who have not previously received support from RSF in the form of a Trustee or Presidential research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF are eligible to apply. You can find more information on the Pipeline Competition here. Questions should be directed to Program Officer Stephen Glauser, at [email protected].


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