Travel Fund Awards
The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 Travel Awards was March 15, 2018.
Please check back this fall for information regarding the 2019 Travel Awards.
Please see below for general information.
The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds available for Unemployed and Underemployed Sociologists to participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting, August 10-12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.
The Erwin O. Smigel Award was established in 1975 to provide assistance to unemployed and underemployed sociologists. Applicants should be sociologists with an advanced degree who are not full-time students and who are not fully employed.
Erwin O. Smigel was a professor and Chair of Sociology at New York University, and the author of The Wall Street Lawyer as well as other works. He was the second editor of Social Problems; serving from 1958-61. He was also a friendly and good-humored man who supported colleagues exceptionally well. The fund was established in Erwin’s honor the year he passed away
Erwin O. Smigel Award Guidelines: 1) the Smigel Award monies are to be used to help pay for three or four unemployed or severely underemployed sociologists’ transportation to and registration fees for the SSSP meeting; 2) applicants must be SSSP members who are presenting a paper at the main SSSP meeting (rather than at an adjacent workshop or meeting) or participating as a SSSP elected or appointed officer or committee member; 3) a maximum of $500 dollars is to be granted to any one recipient.