Fellowships & Scholarships

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) provides a free fellowship and scholarship bulletin for members and non-members to browse for opportunities. Announcements are posted with the newest announcements first. Please remember to contact each institution individually if you would like more information about a fellowship or scholarship listing. SSSP hopes you find this service valuable.  

University of Alaska Anchorage Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow 

Contact: Nelta Edwards

Phone: 907 786-4654

Address: 3201 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99501

Fellowship Description: This fellowship opportunity is an outcome of the UAA 2017 Diversity Action and Inclusion Plan and aims to increase the diversity of our faculty and advance issues of diversity in teaching and scholarship in our academic programs. The position will start in August of 2018. The fellow will teach one class each semester. The fellowship can be renewed for up to three years. UAA is the largest University in the state, serving around 25,000 students. The Department of Sociology at UAA offers BA, BS and minor degrees in Sociology and has a reputation for mentoring undergraduate research. For an aerial view of the campus, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dPedhBlWk&feature=youtu.be Businessweek.com recently ranked Anchorage as the 10th best city in the US due in part to its acres of parkland per person and high air quality. Residents have access to world-class arts, entertainment, fine dining and recreational activities. Anchorage has more than 250 miles of trails for hiking, biking and x-country skiing. Seen from a distance from almost all of the buildings on campus, the Chugach Mountains, provide numerous year-round recreational activities. UAA Sociology Professor Chad Farrell's research finds that among cities of 250,000 or more, Anchorage ranks in the top 10 percent for overall diversity. Anchorage, often called "Alaska's biggest village," ranks number 1 for percentage of indigenous population, number 2 for percentage Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island population (Honolulu is number 1) and number 2 for percentage of multiethnic population. UAA strives to serve its diverse community by employing diverse faculty. To watch a video of four faculty members who have found a home a UAA, visit: https://vimeo.com/140108716 Please find the job posting and the instructions for applications here: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508966/multicultural-postdoctoral-fellow-department-of-sociology In addition to the post-doctoral fellow in Sociology, Alaska Native Studies, Health Sciences/Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Work are also seeking applicants for post-doctoral fellows.

University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department: Alcohol Research Group

Contact Name: Vicky Fagan

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 510-898-5818

Address6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 450 Emeryville, CA 94608

Fellowship Description: The Alcohol Research Group, in association with the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol studies. Fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Training focuses specifically on study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment (both formal and informal) of alcohol use disorders and related problems. However, some focus is devoted to drug use and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both our training program and ARG broadly. Current annual stipends range from $48,432 to $53,184, depending on experience, and we provide health insurance and travel funds. Additional employment is often available. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in order to apply. Please visit our website at www.arg.org/training for more information about our program and how to apply. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018 to be considered for a start date between June 2019 and May 2020.

National Institute of Justice’s Graduate Research Fellowships in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The National Institute of Justice’s recent Graduate Research Fellowships in Social and Behavioral Sciences. NIJ has made four new awards in 2017 under the GRF Social and Behavioral Science fellows, totaling $127,749 for graduate students working towards advancing NIJ’s mission. The fellowship awards provide support for 12 months to accredited universities for research on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics. 

Awarded topics include: 

·       Quantifying Gang Locations: A systematic test of validity using a partial test of Messick’s Unified Perspective 

·       Officers' and Community Members' Evaluations of Police-Civilian Interactions 

·       Stop Snitching or Keep Talking? Civilian Information Provision to the Baltimore Police 

·       A Post-Conviction Mentality: Prosecutorial Assistance as a Pathway to Exoneration 

See all award descriptions, awardees, and dollar amounts. 

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