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Undergraduate Student Conferences

All undergraduate student conferences are available to any Political Science major or minor. Request for applications are sent via email to students in the Fall and Winter terms.

U.S. Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC)

The Department of Political Science has received an invitation for the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. This is an opportunity for the department to send some of our best students to represent the Political Science program at the University of Michigan at the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in Maryland.

We are currently able to cover airfare, lodging and conference registration fees for selected student(s).


Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) 

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) was founded in 1939 and is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science.

The purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems.

The Department of Political Science offers to fund some of our majors and minors to attend MPSA as student presenters if their paper was accepted or to go as an attendee of the conference. This is a great opportunity that affords our students a first-hand look at research and presentations in the field.

Award Criteria: All Political Science majors and minors are welcome to apply for this award.

Award Amount: The department will cover the cost of conference registration, lodging and travel to/from Chicago up to $500.

Number Awarded: Up to two per year.

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022

Apply here!