JPSA-APSA Working Group Call for Applications

The American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA) are pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the inaugural JPSA-APSA Working Group on “Civically Engaged Research for Critical Issues in Society”, which will be held alongside this year’s APSA Annual Meeting, from September 4-7, in Philadelphia, PA.

This program is designed for early-career scholars from the US and Japan who are interested in conducting civically engaged research related to issues of “Environmental Politics”. During the Working Group, participants will share and improve research towards publication, develop new scholarly networks, and explore the use of civically engaged research in investigating some of the critical issues facing our societies.

Organizers will cover participation costs (including airfare, accommodation, and conference registration) for up to a total of 20 qualified applicants from the US and Japan.

Detailed program information and a web link to the online Application Form can be found online ( The deadline for applications is Sunday, June 16. For more information, please contact

JPSA-APSA Working Group Steering Committee
Kenneth Mori McElwain (University of Tokyo)
Yosuke Sunahara (Kobe University)