TMC Pre-APSA Workshop

To increase content on The Monkey Cage (TMC) related to global health, hunger, and poverty, TMC will host a workshop for a cohort of new guest contributors in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Participants must attend a day-long pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, August 29 in Boston, MA. Selected participants will receive a $1500 stipend (to help defray travel costs) and TMC will provide meals during the workshop.

Facilitated by TMC editors, the workshop will engage a cohort of scholars in translating findings from their research into pieces accessible to a general audience. TMC will offer mentoring support for at least 6 months following the workshop and devote resources to publicizing participants’ TMC pieces within the relevant communities of journalists, practitioners, and policymakers.

Applications are due June 30. Political scientists at any stage of their career (including ABD graduate students) and working in any subfield are eligible. Priority will be given to political scientists with research interests in health, hunger, or poverty.

Questions? Email TMC editor Kim Dionne at

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TMC was founded in 2007 and in 2013 earned a home at the Washington Post. TMC builds a bridge between political scientists and the political conversation by creating a compelling forum for research-based discussion, developing publicly focused scholars, and fostering an informed audience. The vision of TMC is for America’s political conversation to be more informed by timely, accessible and sound research from a publicly oriented political science discipline and thereby become less dominated by evidence-free arguments.

The TMC APSA workshop and related activities are supported by the New Venture Fund for Communications, which aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of and engagement with global health, hunger, and poverty. The New Venture Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity that supports innovative and effective public interest projects.