IPSA Call for Bids - WC2025

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) invites the Collective Members of IPSA to submit a bid to host the 28th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in July 2025 (WC2025)

The call for bids to host the WC2025 is open until 20 May 2022. The bidding period is from 17 January to 20 May 2022.

Once host cities are shortlisted by the Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC), site visits will be organized in August - October 2022. The 2025 host city will be selected by the IPSA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the BEC and announced in January 2023.

As per the IPSA Rules and Procedures, an application to host the Congress can be submitted by a national or regional political science association that is a collective member of IPSA, or by another body recognized by IPSA as an appropriate host organization (university campus, faculty or department). When preparing their bid, we encourage our Collective members to get support from a Destination Management Organization (DMO) such as the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

If your organization is interested in hosting the 2025 IPSA World Congress of Political Science, please review the Eligibility Criteria here. If your organization and host city are able to meet the eligibility criteria, please download a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related annexes and appendices.

Download link: WC2025-RFP (2.2 MB)

The Call for Bids for WC2025 includes the following documents:

  • RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for WC2025 (Bid Manual to host IPSA 2025 World Congress);
  • 6 Annexes (Provide additional guidelines for the bidder’s information);
  • 4 Appendices (Must be filled out and returned along with bidder’s proposal).

Any questions regarding the WC2025 bid should be directed to callforbids@ipsa.org