2021 National Student Research Conference

March 6-7, 2021 | Virtual
Deadline to submit: January 5, 2021


As colleges and universities work to navigate challenges of the coronavirus,  Pi Sigma Alpha will transition its annual National Student Research Conference to a virtual event for 2021. 

The goal will be to host the event over multiple days and offer a larger selection of undergraduate research panels and career/professional development sessions.  

Students exploring topics across political science are welcome to submit proposals. This includes the many subfields that make up the discipline (American Politics, International Relations, Political Philosophy, Public Policy, and more). Panels will be created based on available paper topics and doctoral students from around the country will serve as panel chairs and discussants. 

In anticipation of a high number of submissions, we ask that you only submit a proposal if you are confident you will have a product to present in March. A program committee of Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Advisors will review submission. 




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"The Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate conference is a great way to gain the experience you need by presenting your own research before you enter graduate school, and in the nations capital no less! Listening to other undergrads present their research was a very fulfilling, enlightening, and rewarding experience and no other undergraduate conference does it like Pi Sigma Alpha."

-Chelsea Manning, Oakland University

Looking Back on the 2020 Conference

The 2020 National Student Research Conference brought 200 students and faculty to DC.  Read more about our successful event!


"By attending the Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate conference, I had the opportunity to receive feedback on my presentation that was extremely helpful and valuable to me as I continue to conduct research. Perhaps the most valuable experience was listening and talking to other presenters. I can bring the information I learned at this conference back to my home university to help our students learn more about the field of political science as well as the importance of undergraduate research and scholarship."

Greta Frost, Youngstown State University

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