Guidelines for Submission by Undergraduates

New York State Political Science Association

2023 Annual Conference

March 31 - April 1, 2023

(Now Accepting Proposal Submissions)

Hosted by: Wagner College

All undergraduate papers and panels must be submitted to the Undergraduate Section regardless of their subject area/topic.  Undergraduate panels are separate from other panels and will only be comprised of undergraduate students. Below you will find guidelines for Undergraduate paper submissions and information regarding how papers and presentations will be evaluated by panel discussants. We have a very limited number of panels so please make sure you adhere to the guidelines. 

When proposing a paper, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. The abstract should include the paper topic or research question, approach or methods, and preliminary findings.

All undergraduates submitting a paper must have a faculty sponsor, someone who has agreed to work with the student on their project to ensure it is ready for, and by, the conference. This faculty member must be the professor for whose course the paper was written or the student’s academic advisor; any deviations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Undergraduate Section Chair. This faculty member will be copied on all correspondence with the student to ensure they are informed about acceptance, timelines, and requirements. Any student who submits a paper for consideration without a faculty sponsor will NOT be considered until and unless they add a faculty sponsor to their profile.

If your paper is accepted to the conference, you must indicate whether you will attend by the deadline given in the acceptance e-mail or you will not be allowed to present. Once you say you are attending the conference, it is imperative you actually attend. Panels are created based on topic, and length of the panel. When you drop out after accepting the opportunity to present your work, you not only affect your fellow presenters, but also take away a spot from someone else whose paper was rejected and might have been able to attend. Before you accept your place at the conference, please consider whether you can follow through with the commitment. 

The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2022