Pi Sigma Alpha


2023 National Student Research Conference

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

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

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.

Proposal and Eligibility Details
All 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 conference is free and open to all who register (though student presenters must be Pi Sigma Alpha members). You can read more about the history of the National Student Research Conference here. More information about registration and other conference details are forthcoming. 

Health & Safety Protocols: Pi Sigma Alpha takes the health and safety of our conference attendees very seriously and will continue to monitor health risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the recent monkeypox outbreak. At a minimum, all conference attendees will be required to follow the rules and guidelines laid out by George Washington University, which currently includes a requirement that all attendees be fully masked unless eating or drinking. Additional COVID-19-related requirements such as a vaccine and/or booster requirement and testing may also be required to attend. Pi Sigma Alpha will notify all conference participants of any additional health requirements closer to the event.

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

Thank you to our Faculty Program Committee:

Dr. Monti Datta (University of Richmond), co-chair
Dr. Emily Farris (Texas Christian University), co-chair