This group is organized for contact with the media. The media may search the directory to locate you by general and special fields, but this is a useful and convenient medium.
The Executive Council is the agent of the National Conference in the exercise of its policy-determining function during the period when the Conference is not in session.
The principle organizational components of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists shall be a National Conference and an Executive Council. The National Conference is the membership body at large who share a common commitment to the stated organizational purposes and support the organization financially and with their scholarship, and attendance at annual meetings as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws.
This group is created for the purpose of allowing students to effectively communicate and/or coordinate events with each other.
The Program Chair(s), Section Heads and Local Arrangements Committee/Chair comprise the annual NCOBPS Conference Program Committee. The duties of each cohort are outlined in the NCOBPS Annual Meeting Program Manual.
The President-Elect serves as the Awards Committee Chair. S/he selects the Awards Committee Division Head(s), who are responsible for the coordination and selection of recipients for the Annual Awards given at the NCOBPS Annual Meeting, with the exception of the Jewel Limar Prestage Mentorship Award and Graduate Assistantship Program, Inc. (GAP) Scholarship. The duties of each cohort are outlined in the NCOBPS Annual Meeting Program Manual.
The Local Arrangements Committee and Chair is comprised of faculty and volunteers who reside in the city/region where the Annual Meeting is held. Working in consultation with the Program Chairs, the Local Arrangements Committee/Chair are responsible for the coordination the local activities, exhibits/vendors, transportation (if necessary), and other events. The duties are outlined in the NCOBPS Annual Meeting Program Manual.
The Graduate Assistantship Program, Inc. (GAP), established by a separate foundation, is a scholarship program to support graduate student attendance and participation in the NCOBPS Annual Meetings.
This group is for colleagues who wish to share and converse about grant writing opportunities for research or NCOBPS initiatives.
The Jewel Limar Prestage Mentorship Award, established by a separate foundation, is an Annual Award recognizing outstanding political science professors who demonstrate the same spirit of mentoring and commitment to students as Dr. Jewel Limar Prestage, a founding member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Political Science. The award honors the lifetime accomplishments of this extraordinary individual while supporting the development of talented professionals who mentor African American students/youth at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The nominating committee is responsible for selecting candidates from the membership for each elective office, except the President, and submitting such names to the Council at the Annual Business Meeting at the NCOBPS Annual Meeting. More details are found in the NCOBPS Constitution and Bylaws.
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee is charged with periodically reviewing the policies and procedures therein for compliance and/or revision as necessary.
This group is made up of persons who comprise the Technology Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Executive Council.
The National Political Science Review (NPSR), is an annual refereed publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). Past and recent articles can be retrieved through JSTOR. The NPSR was conceived with emphasis particularly on theoretical and empirical research on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups by reason of race, ethnicity, gender and/or other such factors. However, as a journal designed to serve a broad audience of social scientists, the NPSR welcomes contributions on any important problem or subject which has significant political and social dimensions.