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Encouragement and facilitation of emerging scholarships

Student capacity building initiative

SAAPS is committed to growing the future generation of political science scholar in South Africa.  We actively encourage student participation is our bi-annual regional colloquia.  These regional colloquia provide a platform for senior and postgraduate students in political science and international relations to present their research papers and experience scholarly engagement in a conference setting. Where there is sufficient interest, SAAPS will work with various publishers to publish a special issue of book project on a particular colloquium theme.

We aim to provide an organisational support base for young and emerging scholars within our academic community.

To further enhance and support emergent scholarship, SAAPS presents a Best Student Award at every biannual conference.  The Best Student Award recognizes excellence in political science and international relations scholarship at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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