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Entries for July 2015


Amendment for New Section Petition Requirement Passes (Article IV, section B)

As per this summer's election, the proposed amendment to the ISA Constitution (that would alter the requirement on the number of signatures needed to establish a new Section - from 100 to 3.5% of the membership) was passed by a margin of more than 46%.



ISA-West Pasadena 2015 - Travel Funding Available

ISA-West would like to announce the availability of small travel grants  to facilitate attendance at the annual conference (in Pasadena, CA September 25-26) for graduate students and junior faculty. The deadline to apply is July 31st. See the Travel page for more information. 



2015 WCIS Awards Announcement

The Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association (WCIS) is pleased to announce the call for applications/nominations for our two annual awards, the Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development and the Susan S. Northcutt Award. Please see the individual award pages for more information about these awards and the nomination process. 

The nomination/application deadline for both is October 1, 2015. Questions regarding the application/nomination process may be directed to Gigi Gokcek, WCIS Awards/Nominations Coordinator at



Reminder: ISA 2016 Research & Workshop Grant Proposal Deadline is July 31st

Proposals for the Research Workshop grant program are due July 31, 2015. ISA has two Research & Workshop Grant programs: Venture Research Grants, which support pioneering research, are worth up to $25,000; and Catalytic Research Grants, which support innovative approaches to established research topics, are worth up to $10,000.



J. Ann Tickner Book Prize: Call for Nominations

The J. Ann Tickner Book Prize seeks to recognize the author of a book that critically engages IR theory, that questions disciplinary assumptions, and that helps build practical knowledge to address pressing issues and contribute to a more just and peaceful world. Nominations are due by August 15, 2015.



ISSS Emerging Scholar Award Recipient

Alexander B. Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University, has been named the 2016 recipient of the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Emerging Scholar Award.  This newly created, annual award is meant to recognize scholars under the age of 45, or within fifteen years of receiving their PhD, who are judged to have made (through their body of publications) the most significant contribution to the field of security studies.  


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