Call for Papers — Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting undergraduate student papers for publication in our Spring 2019 Journal. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by U-M students in the past few years.

Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society is an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. In its 29th year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. They are seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs (typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered).

The deadline for student paper submissions is August 27th, 2018. To download a Call for Papers PDF, please visit:

If you care to learn more about the organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit


Framing the Global: Call for Papers

FRAMING THE GLOBAL: Indiana University-Bloomington, September 27-29, 2018

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University and Indiana University Press

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Proposal submission deadline: May 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Early June, 2018

PANEL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 presentations should include a panel abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and 250-word abstracts of each individual presentation. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals individual presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form.  Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Prospective participants should submit their proposals through our online submission page:

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.



The 2nd Framing the Global Conference is hosted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We are pleased to announce Peggy Levitt, chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop, as our keynote speaker.


AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Digital Media and Student Essay Competitions: Due April 30

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit entries to the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition’s Student Digital Media Competition and Student Essay Competition. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

Take a look some of at the 2017 winners!

Vivekanand Vimal Examines Whether Access to Information is a Basic Human Right

Debate on fracking explored in PhD student’s award-winning essay

About the Student Digital Media Competition: The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition launched the Student Digital Media Competition to discover and recognize quality digital media projects that highlight these and other intersections between science and human rights. Share your video, podcast, webinar, app, or other online project on any topic at the intersection of science and human rights!

They are looking for projects that leverage digital media to reach their intended audience and get their ideas across. Videos, podcasts, apps, games, digital music are all examples of projects that could be eligible for submission. Students may enter as individuals or as teams (no more than five individuals). The AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program will highlight the winning entries online and at a meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. In addition:

  • The winner of the Individual category will receive a $500 cash prize, plus a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a digital subscription to Science and access to the Science archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.
  • The winning Team will receive a $1,000 cash prize to be divided among the team members. Each team member will also receive a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a digital subscription to Science and access to the Science archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.

More information:

About the Student Essay Competition: This essay competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions. Students may write on any topic at the intersection of science and/or technology with human rights.

Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper that raises thought-provoking questions. For example, potential essay topics might include: the applications of a scientific approach or a new technology to address specific human rights concerns; an analysis of synergies between human rights obligations and the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers and/or health professionals; or the ways in which full implementation of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress may influence realization of other human rights. These examples are only provided to spark ideas: students are encouraged to write essays that reflect their own ideas, interests, and insights.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  •  Undergraduate student
  •  Graduate student.

The winning students will be recognized at the July 12-13, 2018 meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. Winners of the competition will receive a travel stipend to attend the meeting as well as a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a one-year subscription to Science and access to theScience archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.

More Information:


The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition’s student competitions are made possible by the AAAS-Andrew M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education, and Human Rights.

Foreign Policy Essay Contest


The National Interest (TNI) and the John Quincy Adams Society have just announced a foreign policy essay contest for students – undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.

The winning essay will appear in TNI and receive $1,000. The first twenty entrants will receive a one year subscription to TNI.

Entrants must answer, in 900-1500 words, the following prompt: “In what area of the world could the United States reduce its military involvement? Explain your reasoning.”

Submissions are due April 8.

Details here (

Call for Proposals: Open Society Foundation, Roma Healthy Start

Open Society Foundations: Roma Healthy Start

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2018

The Open Society Public Health Program and the Early Childhood Program are looking to support community-based organizations that use elements of the Nurturing Care Concept in their policy models. The aim is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality, reduce low birth weight and preterm births, reduce maternal depression, and address the social determinants that affect Roma maternal and child health.

They are looking for inspiring examples of collaborations across sectors designed to improve the health of Roma children and mothers in CEE countries with high Roma population, including but not limited to Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia. They are looking for collaborations across sectors, whether longer term or more recently established, that have achieved success judged according to different dimensions relevant to women’s and children’s health, such as the efficiency, effectiveness, or sustainability of the collaboration. They are also looking for ideas to set up new collaborations.

Learn more and apply online.

Foreign Policy Association Call for Film and Essay Submissions

The Foreign Policy Association is holding a film and essay contest with a range of cash prizes and a funded trip to New York with an invitation to the FPA centennial celebration’s Spring Dinner.

Essays should be no longer than 750 words, and film entries should be no longer than five minutes. Each category will have three awards (making for six total awards). The first place winner will receive $1,500 and the trip to New York and Spring Dinner invitation, second and third prize will both receive a $500 prize.

See the link to the official posting here. The contest is open to both graduate and under graduate students. Information about the Foreign Policy Association as an origination can be found here. This certainly could be an exciting opportunity for one of your students to strengthen their C.V.

For questions, contact Peter Scaturro at or 212-481-8100 ext. 252