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The North Carolina Political Science Association invites submissions for its 45th annual conference on February 26, 2016. The conference will be held in Research Triangle Park. We invite submissions for paper proposals, panels, and roundtable discussions in North Carolina/southern politics and policy, American politics, state politics, international politics, comparative politics, political theory, methodology, public administration or public policy.

Those interested in presenting research at the conference should follow this link to submit a proposal electronically. If you propose a panel or roundtable, please be ready to include the names and email addresses of all the proposed participants.

The NCPSA welcomes submissions from faculty, graduate students and promising undergraduate students. Our conference offers an ideal forum for students to gain experience presenting their research to an inviting audience with quality discussants. North Carolina universities will also use the conference as a recruitment event for graduate programs. The NCPSA offers two conference paper awards, one for faculty and one for graduate students. Undergraduates are eligible for the Troutman-Rainey Award. See our website ( ) for details about the awards and recent winners.

Conference registration is $50 for faculty and $25 for students. That includes membership in the association for one year. For faculty and students currently affiliated with a department that has institutional membership, conference registration is $40 for faculty and $20 for students.

The deadline for submission will be January 4, 2016. Please share this announcement with your students and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you on February 26!