PSG sponsored panel requests for Chicago 2015

The AAS Conference deadline is around the corner—August 7th! Folks sending in individual papers as well as those sending in organized panel proposals should be mindful of the AAS deadline as well as their specific online submission process that can be found on their website

Those who have organized a Philippine-themed panel and wish to be considered for PSG sponsorship, please don’t forget to send a duplicate copy of your proposal (panel abstract + individual paper abstracts) to me as well as to Richard Chu by July 30th Wednesday. Once the PSG has finalized its sponsorship decision, we will communicate this to the AAS Conference Committee directly, but the PSG needs to identify the sponsored panel ahead of the AAS deadline itself.  Last year, we announced PSG sponsorship a week before the AAS deadline and we hope to do so once again this year.

Remember, the PSG sponsorship request is independent of the AAS submission process. Please submit your panel proposals directly to the AAS and send PSG a duplicate by the PSG deadline. If your panel is selected for sponsorship, we will inform you and contact the AAS directly.

As always, PSG endorsement of a selected panel does not guarantee acceptance by the AAS conference committee but is acknowledged as an expression of support from a community of peers.  Since Paul Rodell started this in 2010, we’ve had a 100% rate of success in PSG sponsored panels. As always, we seek panels that have well-focused/rigorous question/topic/issue, demonstrate diversity (a mix of junior & senior scholars, disciplines, institutional affiliations across regions/countries, etc.). Panels organized by graduate students/junior scholars is also a plus.

If you are not able to make the July 30th deadline for PSG, we strongly encourage you to submit directly to the AAS by August 7th. Many Philippine-themed panels that did not go through the sponsorship route have consistently been accepted by the AAS over the years so we encourage direct submissions by all!

See the Conference page on our website for additional information, including how graduate students/junior scholars with accepted papers can apply for PSG Travel Funds