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. 


EPOP Annual Conference

The 2023 Conference will be hosted by Southampton University on 8-10 September. Further details and the Call for Papers will be found here closer to the conference. 


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!


Anthony King Award - currently accepting applications!


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 to host an event that brings together academic and non-academic audiences to share and discuss the latest research in our field. Applications can be submitted for the Anthony King Award at any time using the application form at the bottom of this page.


EPOP/YouGov Survey Project Award - not currently accepting applications.


To support EPOP members with their research, EPOP and YouGov offer the chance for a number of questions to be included into a YouGov survey of a representative sample of the UK population, with the costs met by EPOP. This opportunity is awarded on a competitive basis, with priority given to proposals that contribute to the understanding of the British electorate, are innovative (substantively or methodologically), advance the research agenda of early career academics, and come from individuals who may struggle to access funding through alternative sources. We will soon be accepting applications for this award and will set out details of how to apply shortly. 


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 memory EPOP has established the 'David Broughton Award', which provides up to £200 to support graduate students in the fields of elections, public opinion and parties to attend EPOP's Annual Conference. 

Contact Us

Maria Sobolewska

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Manchester


Zachary Greene

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Strathclyde


Andrew Barclay

Role: Programme Officer
Institution: University of Sheffield


Stuart Fox

Role: Communications Officer
Institution: Brunel University

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Please use this form to apply for the Anthony King Award. Completed application forms should be submitted via email to Dr Andrew Barclay.