Additional Call for Proposals is Now Open!

Following the Lisbon World Congress postponement to 2021, we are pleased to inform you that an additional Call for Proposals for the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (WC2021) on 10-14 July 2021 is now open!

We hope that this new call for proposals will give a chance to those who missed the previous submission deadline to participate in the 2021 Congress. Paper proposals that were accepted for the 2020 Program will remain in 2021 Congress Program. Paper authors who already have an accepted paper in the program (submitted for WC2020) should NOT submit a new proposal.

Submit a Proposal

Paper and panel proposals on any political science-related subject are welcome. The 2021 Congress will have a diverse program under the theme New Nationalisms in an Open World. We invite you to view the Congress Sessions open to proposals.

You do not need to be an IPSA member to submit proposals. If you do not currently hold an IPSA account, you will be asked to create one. Once your proposal is accepted, you will have to become an IPSA member and register to attend the World Congress.

Submit a Paper or Closed Panel by 20 October 2020.


Note that the Congress will take place at NOVA University and no online / remote presentations are foreseen. However, if the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the Congress participation procedures and guidelines may be revised in the upcoming months. Any update will be announced on the Congress website.

Please refer to the Congress Postponed to 2021 page and the Registration page for more information. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section may also provide answers to some of your concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact us at