Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Political Studies Association.


On behalf of the PSA Trustees and Staff we would like to send our best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year to our members and colleagues, both in the U.K. and around the world. We'd also like to extend a thank you to all who have offered their time, support and expertise to the association this year.


In 2020, the PSA will celebrate its 70th anniversary and we look forward to celebrating with you all.


Upcoming Deadlines


Don't forget to join us for the PSA Annual International Conference taking place in Edinburgh, April 6-8 2020.


Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. Registrations are now live on the conference website here.


Friday 10th January 2020: Deadline for PSA Early Career Network and International Visitor Grants

Monday 27th January 2020 (@23:59): Early-bird registration deadline.


You also still have time to nominate your colleagues, students and selves for the annual PSA Academic Prizes as the deadline has now been extended to 15 January 2020.


Submit nominations for academic prizes here.


Writing for the Political Studies Association


A reminder too that the Political Studies Association is always on the look out for expert commentary from members and non-members alike. 


If you are interested in writing a blog for the PSA, email 


Blog submissions should be between 700-900 words and will be published on the PSA website under creative commons, we will then share them via our social media channels and to our media contacts, with links to your Twitter handles.


Office closure dates for Christmas and the New Year


A reminder finally that our office in London will be close from 2pm on Christmas Eve and will remain so throughout the festive season until after New Year's Day. The office will reopen again at 09:30 January 2nd 2020.  


Find out more here.