The Presidential Task Force on New Partnerships supports new partnerships —nationally, regionally, and locally— across ideological and institutional lines, and between academics and their communities. Broadly, the Task Force aims to strengthen the ties between political scientists and enhance the contributions of political scientists to civic life.
Read more about the task force’s work – and learn how you can get involved below.
Task Force Members:
- Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania, APSA President
- Robert Lieberman, Johns Hopkins University, chair
- William Galston, Brookings
- Hahrie Han, University of California Santa Barbara
- Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland Baltimore County
- Jennet Kirkpatrick, Arizona State University
- Matthew Kocher, Johns Hopkins University
- Peter Levine, Tufts University
- Harris Mylonas, George Washington University
- Amy Cabrera Rasmussen, California State University Long Beach
- Shelley Rigger, Davidson College
- Cammy Shay, Houston Community College
- Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University
- Renee Van Vechten, University of Redlands
Bringing faculty together
|Peer to Peer Pedagogical Partnership (P4) grants provide up to $40,000 in funding to support local community college and research-intensive faculty sharing expertise and producing teaching resources. Now accepting applications!|
The Institute for Civically Engaged Research (ICER) provides training for political scientists at all career stages who are interested in conducting rigorous, ethical, research in collaboration with community partners. Held at Tufts University in June of each year.
|The APSA Distinguished Award for Civic and Community Engagement honors significant civic or community engagement activity by a political scientist, alone or in collaboration with others, which merges knowledge and practice and has an impact outside of the academy. First award to be given in 2020.|
|Research Partnerships for Critical Issues grants offers up to $20,000 in funding to support collaboration between APSA members and practitioners on research-based projects that tackle pressing real world problems where political scientists have the potential to advance the public good. Now accepting applications!|
|APSA is currently developing a website to provide a centralized hub for high-quality teaching and learning materials online and a space for conversations about political science education. Currently in development with plans to launch in 2020.|
The Public Scholarship Program trains graduate students to write about political science research for public audiences. In the pilot year, fellows produced summaries of new APSR articles. Read all of our fellows’ summaries here!