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Engaging the Academic Community--Conferences, Publications, Professional Memberships

Professional Associations

Conference Information/Calls for Papers/Academic Announcements

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Conference attendance: funding sources and cost cutting tips

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Professional Associations

The following are associations and scholarly organizations that offer materials and events that may be of interest. Most offer discounted memberships to graduate students with full benefits including a journal subscription, conference and publication announcements, online databases, meetings/conferences, and other valuable resources. (note: all links below are to sites outside of American University)

International Studies Association (ISA)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)

International Communication Association (ICA)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Society for International Development (SID)

Women in International Security

Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-net)

Conference Information/Calls for Papers/Academic Announcements

The following list is by no means intended to be a complete listing of all available sources:

SIS Publications

APSA Conferences/Meetings

APSA Related Groups Calls for Papers

APSA Calls for Submission List

H-Net Announcements

ISA Conventions & Conferences

ISA Publications

Papers Invited (subscription fees may apply)

SHAFR Conferences and CFPs

SHAFR's journal Diplomatic History

Google Directory of IR Publications

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV is an academic resume-it stresses academic endeavors over professional experience. Unlike a professional resume, there is no page limit, and many senior faculty have CVs that run to several pages. Some conferences request or require a full or a condensed (1-2 page) CV instead of a full one. Below are links to help you prepare a CV:

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae by Randall Hansen, Ph.D

AU's Career Center website has some general information about CVs; they have extensive information about CVs in their resource library

Quintessential Careers has some free sample CVs for viewing on their website

Conference attendance: funding sources and cost cutting tips

Some ideas and resources to consider:

  • Check the Conference’s (and sponsoring organization’s if applicable) Website—there may be travel grants and/or discounted registration rates for graduate students. This is another reason to submit your materials EARLY, since many of the grants have early deadlines.
  • AU Research Resources and DC Research Resources both offer a number of helpful links
  • The Office of Sponsored Programs has information on a wide variety of grants and fellowships. You can schedule a time to view opportunities in their library (contact 202-885-3980). They can also help you work on materials that you’ve found elsewhere. OSP has a number of staff who can work with you if you’ve already got a grant in mind. You can contact them at 202-885-3440 to make an appointment, and you can visit their website (which includes links to a number of funding resources)
  • Cosmos Club Foundation Grants—designed to help young scholars and open only to students attending the DC Consortium universities. Applications run once per year.
  • Membership Organizations—If you have any professional affiliations, the organization may have scholarships or other grants
  • Cost-cutting Tips (MS Word)

Related Articles

The Art of Writing Proposals by Adam Przeworski and Frank Salomon from the Social Science Research Council

Conferences in Postgraduate Education from King's College London

Conferences ideal for ongoing learning by Chaim Yudkowsky, Pittsburgh Business Times