IPSA Global South Solidarity Fund

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Minimum donation of US$ 5 please.

One of the key missions of the International Political Science Association is to assist the development of the study of politics in the Global South (countries in which income per capita is below a certain level).

Our association works hard to achieve this goal. We held our Congress in 2018 in Brisbane and in 2021 we will meet virtually. Plus, the 2008 meeting in Montréal, the 2010 conference in Luxembourg and the 2011 joint-conference in Sao Paulo and the 2017 conference in Hannover showed once again how well IPSA works as a facilitator for contacts between political scientists that lead to research projects. Free copies of the International Political Science Review are offered to all political science departments in the poorest nations, and low-cost copies and membership are offered to those in other less developed nations; reviewers and submissions are actively sought from all over the world. IPSA offers advantageous terms for membership to national associations in poorer nations. Our Research Committees enable colleagues from such nations to participate in the global political science community and to network with others sharing their interests. Our rules ensure geographical diversity in the composition of the RC’s as well as in the organization of sessions at each meeting.

But we are well aware that this is not enough. The least endowed countries in the Global South find it extremely difficult to find the resources for providing higher education. It is hard enough to find sufficient resources to sustain a proper system of higher education for their students. Enabling their teachers to attend international conferences like IPSA is often simply impossible. As a consequence, they are seriously under-represented at IPSA congresses, especially those far from home.

IPSA does not have enough funds of its own to give such scholars sufficient funds for attending its Congresses. Air travel and even budget accommodation costs a lot of money, usually much more than the maximum IPSA travel grant. Time and again, serious scholars are accepted to take part in important sessions of a forthcoming congress, offered an IPSA grant, and nevertheless forced to send their regrets for lack of sufficient funding. The problem is severe.

This is why IPSA is appealing to national political science associations and their members to donate to a specific fund, IPSA Global South Solidarity Fund, to help political scientists from developing countries. Please give as much as you possibly can: think of a figure you can afford and then double it. Our goal is to be able to help as many developing world scholars as possible to participate in our Congresses.

A facility is available to donate below or on the membership form. Payments in two installments is also possible. If you have any questions or problem completing your donation, please contact us at membership@ipsa.org .

You can make a real difference for political scientists in the Global South. Please help them meet and interact with the international political science community.

Contributors - 2021 IPSA World Congress of Political Science

IPSA would like to thank the 800 WC2021 participants who contributed to the Global South Solidarity Fund! After the transition to a Virtual Congress announced on 1 February 2021, the Global South Solidarity Fund received a total amount of US$36,640 in donations from the WC2021 solidarity registrations, which will be used to assist colleagues in financial need to attend future IPSA World Congresses.

The following 247 individuals contributed to the Global South Solidarity Fund by choosing to maintain the full (solidarity) registration fee. The remaining 553 donations were made anonymously. IPSA thanks everyone for their incredible generosity in these challenging times.

  • Mr. Syed Bahadur Abbas, China
  • Dr. Fernando Abrucio, Brazil
  • Prof. Katharine Adeney, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Adebajo Adeola Aderayo, Nigeria
  • Dr. Timofey Agarin, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Arjan Aguirre, Philippines
  • Ms. Megan Aiken, Canada
  • Mr. Haydar Eren Akın, France
  • Prof. Raluca Alexandrescu, Romania
  • Mr. Chapelan Alexis, Romania
  • Dr. Thomas Ameyaw-Brobbey, China
  • Dr. Suely Araújo, Brazil
  • Prof. Leslie Elliott Armijo, Canada
  • Dr. Ann Armstrong, Canada
  • Dr. Luiz Carlos Avila Junior, Brazil
  • Dr. David Baldwin, United States
  • Dr. Josep Baqués, Spain
  • Dr. Philip Barker, United States
  • Prof. Martonio Mont'Alverne Barreto Lima, Brazil
  • Dr. Sherrie Baver, United States
  • Prof. Jane Bayes, United States
  • Dr. Domagoj Bebić, Croatia
  • Prof. Rubens Becak, Brazil
  • Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Germany
  • Ms. Miriam Bohn, Germany
  • Dr. Justyna Bokajło, Poland
  • Dr. Antoine Bondaz, France
  • Mr. Emanuel Bourges, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Rui Branco, Portugal
  • Prof. Kathleen Bruhn, United States
  • Dr. Daniel Buquet, Uruguay
  • Dr. Thawilwadee Bureekul, Thailand
  • Prof. Cristiano Cabrita, Portugal
  • Prof. Mauro Calise, Italy
  • Dr. Ines Calzada, Spain
  • Dr. Marco Antonio Catussi Paschoalotto, Portugal
  • Ms. Mairead Cavanagh, Canada
  • Dr. James Chamberlain, United States
  • Ms. Khushboo Chawla, India
  • Dr. Ching-Chang Chen, Japan
  • Prof. John Ciorciari, United States
  • Mr. Valentin Clavé-Mercier, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Francisco Collado Campaña, Spain
  • Prof. Bruno Comparato, Brazil
  • Prof. Radomir Compel, Japan
  • Dr. Laurence Cooley, United Kingdom
  • Ms. Maria Júlia Cruz da Fonseca, Brazil
  • Dr. Gibran Cruz-Martinez, Spain
  • Prof. Maria Paula Dallari Bucci, Brazil
  • Mr. Mario Datts, Germany
  • Prof. Alberto de la Peña, Spain
  • Dr. Marino De Luca, United Kingdom
  • Mr. François Debras, Belgium
  • Ms. Nataliya Demyanenko, Germany
  • Mr. Patrick Desjardins, Canada
  • Prof. Klaus Detterbeck, Germany
  • Dr. Betty Dobratz, United States
  • Dr. Erick Duchesne, Canada
  • Mrs. Pascale Dufour, Canada
  • Prof. Sandra Eckert, Denmark
  • Prof. Dan Edelstein, United States
  • Dr. Wayne Edge, United States
  • Dr. Michael Edinger, Germany
  • Mr. Felipe Estefan, United States
  • Mr. João Estevens, Portugal
  • Dr. Gerald Ezirim, Nigeria
  • Dr. John Feng, China
  • Prof. Alan Fenna, Australia
  • Miss Gabriela Luisa Fernández Herrera, Argentina
  • Mr. Kristian Foldes, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Canada
  • Prof. Giulio Gallarotti, United States
  • Dr. Adolfo Garcé, Uruguay
  • Dr. Michele Gazzola, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Richard Georgi, Sweden
  • Dr. Nefise Ela Gokalp Aras, Turkey
  • Miss Nathália Gonçalves Zaparolli, Brazil
  • Prof. Wyn P. Grant, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Florian Grotz, Germany
  • Prof. Adrian Guelke, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dingping Guo, China
  • Mr. Yohan Ha, South Korea
  • Ms. Jenny Hahs, Germany
  • Ms. Aino Hakovirta, Finland
  • Dr. Rosalie Hall, Philippines
  • Dr. Jonathan Harrington, United States
  • Ms. Johanna Hase, Germany
  • Prof. Mark Haugaard, Ireland
  • Prof. Jorge Heine, United States
  • Dr. Thorsten Heitkamp, Germany
  • Prof. Ludger Helms, Austria
  • Prof. Alan K Henrikson, United States
  • Prof. Charles Henry, United States
  • Prof. Heike Hermanns, Germany
  • Prof. Hans-Kristian Hernes, Norway
  • Mr. Maurits Heumann, Switzerland
  • Dr. Ronald Hikel, Canada
  • Dr. Stephen Hobden, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Ursula Hoffmann-Lange, Germany
  • Dr. Takashi Hosoda, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Atsuko Ichijo, United Kingdom
  • Miss Bianca-Anastasia Ionel, Romania
  • Dr. Hirotake Ishiguro, Japan
  • Prof. Christopher Isike, South Africa
  • Prof. Yoko Iwama, Japan
  • Dr. Masahiro Iwasaki, Japan
  • Ms. Sharmi Jaggi, Canada
  • Prof. Richard Johnston, Canada
  • Prof. Jim Jose, Australia
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Juchler, Germany
  • Prof. Hiromi Kabashima, Japan
  • Dr. Thomas Kalinowski, South Korea
  • Dr. Binoy Kampmark, Australia
  • Dr. Toshihiro Katagiri, Japan
  • Mr. Michiya Kawamura, Japan
  • Mrs. Thaise Kemer, Brazil
  • Ms. Verena Kettner, Austria
  • Dr. Michael Kilburn, United States
  • Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, Poland
  • Dr. Agnes Koos, United States
  • Dr. Alexander Korolev, Australia
  • Dr. Jan Kovář, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Mary Rose Kubal, United States
  • Dr. Keiichi Kubo, Japan
  • Prof. Stein Kuhnle, Norway
  • Dr. Reena Kukreja, Canada
  • Prof. Nonna Kushnirovich, Israel
  • Dr. Megumi Kuwana, Japan
  • Dr. Tijs Laenen, Belgium
  • Ms. Karolína Lahučká, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Goranka Lalic Novak, Croatia
  • Mr. Junhyoung Lee, Ireland
  • Dr. Eyal Lewin, Israel
  • Prof. Darren Lilleker, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Renato Lima de Oliveira, Malaysia
  • Dr. Emanuela Lombardo, Spain
  • Dr. Antón Losada Trabada, Spain
  • Mr. Keith Lund, France
  • Dr. Pascal Lupien, Canada
  • Dr. Muiris MacCarthaigh, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Bruno Magalhaes, Brazil
  • Dr. Irmina Matonyte, Lithuania
  • Dr. Masaki Matsuo, Japan
  • Prof. Margitta Mätzke, Austria
  • Dr. Dennis Louis McNamara, United States
  • Prof. John Medearis, United States
  • Mr. Gordon Kojo Nyame Mensah-Yawson, China
  • Dr. Natalija Micunovic, Serbia
  • Ms. Maria Milanova, Canada
  • Mr. Mario Mirabile, Italy
  • Prof. Matthew Manuelito Miranda, Philippines
  • Dr. Charles Mitchell, United States
  • Dr. Jaione Mondragón, Spain
  • Dr. Christopher Mooney, United States
  • Dr. Minion K. C. Morrison, United States
  • Prof. Sean Mueller, Switzerland
  • Prof. Fortunato Musella, Italy
  • Dr. Ryo Nakai, Japan
  • Dr. Ayano Nakamura, Japan
  • Dr. Masataka Nakauchi, Japan
  • Prof. Shintaro Namioka, Japan
  • Ms. Nguyen Quynh Nga, Vietnam
  • Dr. Ngozi Nwogwugwu, Nigeria
  • Prof. Ariyoshi Ogawa, Japan
  • Dr. Krzysztof Ostrowski, Poland
  • Dr. Christophe Pajon, France
  • Mr. Justin Charles Michael Patrick, Canada
  • Prof. Ito Peng, Canada
  • Prof. Ursula Dias Peres, Brazil
  • Prof. Zdravko Petak, Croatia
  • Dr. Steven Peterson, United States
  • Dr. Torunn Pettersen, Norway
  • Prof. Marek Pietras, Poland
  • Prof. Laurence Piper, South Africa
  • Dr. Cristian Pirvulescu, Romania
  • Mr. Gilles Pittoors, Belgium
  • Prof. Hans-Jürgen Puhle, Germany
  • Dr. Mary Ann Quirapas-Franco, Singapore
  • Dr. Eija Maria Ranta, Finland
  • Dr. Arpit Raswant, Australia
  • Prof. Steve Ratuva, New Zealand
  • Dr. Theresa Reidy, Ireland
  • Dr. Julia Renner, Germany
  • Mr. Guillermo Reyes Pascual, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Benoît Rihoux, Belgium
  • Prof. Alfredo Rizzo, Italy
  • Mr. Xavier Romero-Vidal, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Hilmar Rommetvedt, Norway
  • Dr. Francesca Rosignoli, Sweden
  • Prof. Agnieszka Rothert, Poland
  • Miss Silvia Carolina Ruiz Rodríguez, Austria
  • Dr. Anne Runyan, United States
  • Prof. Mark Rush, United States
  • Mrs. Marie-Hélène Sa Vilas Boas, France
  • Mr. Valerii Saenko, Italy
  • Mr. Juan Sanchez, United States
  • Dr. Rubén Sánchez Medero, Spain
  • Mrs. Iris Santos, Finland
  • Dr. Luís Eduardo Saraiva, Portugal
  • Dr. Maurice Satineau, Switzerland
  • Mr. Richard Schenk, Germany
  • Mr. Christian Schmidt, Germany
  • Prof. Madhushree Sekher, India
  • Prof. Helen Shestopal, Russia
  • Prof. Kosuke Shimizu, Japan
  • Dr. Sojin Shin, Japan
  • Ms. Kirti Singh, India
  • Prof. Abdulkader Sinno, United States
  • Prof. Leonid Smorgunov, Russia
  • Dr. Todd Sorensen, United States
  • Prof. Michele Sorice, Italy
  • Miss Federica Stagni, Italy
  • Dr. Lorna Stefanick, Canada
  • Prof. Janice Stein, Canada
  • Prof. Masako Suginohara, Japan
  • Mr. Zilvinas Svedkauskas, Germany
  • Dr. Yu Tachibana, Japan
  • Prof. Gökbörü Sarp Tanyildiz, Canada
  • Dr. Michele Testoni, Spain
  • Prof. Pham Quoc Thanh, Vietnam
  • Ms. Anya Thomas, Australia
  • Dr. Christian Thuselt, Germany
  • Dr. Cordula Tibi Weber, Germany
  • Mrs. Tihomira Trifonova, Bulgaria
  • Dr. Rostislav Turovsky, Russia
  • Dr. Jose Manuel Ugarte, Argentina
  • Dr. Marybeth Ulrich, United States
  • Miss Diana Teresa Vasquez Merchán, Colombia
  • Dr. Michelangelo Vercesi, Germany
  • Dr. Davide Vittori, Belgium
  • Dr. Oleksandr Vodiannikov, Ukraine
  • Mr. Erik Vollmann, Germany
  • Dr. F. Peter Wagner, United States
  • Dr. Sanne Weber, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Till Weber, United States
  • Mr. Peter Wedekind, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Ryan Weichelt, United States
  • Dr. Ben Wellings, Australia
  • Mr. Laurence Whitehead, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Richard Witmer, United States
  • Dr. Norma Wong, Norway
  • Ms. Zeying Wu, United States
  • Prof. Jan Wynen, Belgium
  • Prof. Ryusaku Yamada, Japan
  • Prof. Hidehiro Yamamoto, Japan
  • Mr. Galip Emre Yıldırım, France
  • Mr. Josue Andres Zuñiga Aparicio, Mexico