Pi Sigma Alpha


2023 National Student Research Conference

February 17-19, 2023 (in-person and virtual)

The tenth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference will take place Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2023 and will include in-person panels and activities at George Washington University in Washington, DC, as well as some virtual panels. The conference seeks to promote undergraduate student research, equip undergraduates with the tools they need to be successful in their future careers, and bring together students interested in political science from all over the country to connect and engage with one another. Please join us for this exciting event, which will provide a highly interactive forum for students to share their research, participate in professional development activities, and network with their student peers, as well as Pi Sigma Alpha alumni currently working in a range of settings. You can read more about the history of the National Student Research Conference here.


The conference is free and open to all who register (though student presenters must be Pi Sigma Alpha members). When registering, attendees will be asked whether they are attending virtually or in-person. All in-person attendees must conform to the COVID-19-related attendance requirements. Access to the conference app, which includes the full conference schedule and other details, is provided after registering. Registration for the 2023 confernece is now closed.

Proposal and Eligibility Details
Pi Sigma Alpha members who are current undergraduates are eligible to submit a proposal, consisting of a 250-word abstract and title. The committee is interested in all proposals focused on an issue relevant to political science. Selected proposals are often grouped into substantive themes common to political science including American politics, international relations and comparative politics, and political theory; however, we are also particularly interested in proposals exploring timely political issues related to race, ethnicity, and politics, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change effects and responses, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The proposal deadline has now passed.

Thank you to our Faculty Program Committee:

Dr. Monti Datta, University of Richmond

Dr. Emily Farris, Texas Christian University

Questions? Email the national office at office@pisigmaalpha.org.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yesim Sayin, Founding Executive Director, D.C. Policy Center

Thank you to our sponsors!