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Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP)
EPOP brings together people interested in the study of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. It has more than 250 members, including media commentators, leading opinion pollsters and national party officials as well as academics. If you would like to become a member of EPOP, you can register here. EPOP members qualify for a reduced conference rate and are eligible to apply for our funding opportunities (below).
We maintain a dedicated mailing list to keep members updated about activities, research, events and job opportunities that might be of interest - if you'd like to join the mailing list (you don't have to be an EPOP member!), just send us a quick email.
EPOP has its own journal, The Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, which publishes the latest, highest quality research on elections, public opinion and participation, and political parties. The journal welcomes submissions based on either comparative or single nation studies, and has no methodological bias other than demonstrable excellence. You can find out about the JEPOP editorial team here.
EPOP Annual Conference
Every year, EPOP's Annual Conference brings together our members with politicians, pollsters and journalists to share and discuss the latest research in the field of elections, public opinion and parties. The 2019 Conference will be held at the University of Strathclyde between 13th and 15th September. The Call for Papers for the conference has now closed, however you can register to attend here, and find more information on the conference website.
Support for PhD students and Early Career Researchers
EPOP is keen to support the professional development of PhD students and early career researchers, and do all we can to help them attend our annual conference and share their research. We routinely make bursaries and travel funds available to support their attendance at the conference. Details of available funding will be made available by local conference organisers on the conference website.
EPOP Funding and Awards
EPOP provides numerous funding opportunities and awards both in recognition of and to support its members' research in the field of elections, public opinion and political parties. Details of these can be found below, and keep an eye on our Twitter account and newsletter for announcements of when applications open!
David Broughton Award
Prof David Broughton was involved with EPOP from its inception and played an integral role in its success. He was also one of the founding editors of the British Elections and Parties Yearbook, which later became the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. David passed away in 2017, and in his memor EPOP has established the 'David Broughton Award', which provides up to £200 to support graduate students in the fields of elections, public opinion and partis to attend EPOP's Annual Conference.
Anthony King Award
Prof Anthony King was another founding member of EPOP who made an enourmous contribution to the group's success and to the study of elections and voting in Britain. In memory of Prof King, EPOP has established an annual Anthony King Award to support timely and innovative research in the study of elections, public opinion and parties. EPOP members can apply for up to £1,000 of matched funding to host an event that brings together academic and non-academic audiences to share and discuss the latest research in our field. Applications for the Anthony King Award open in October.
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