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. 

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2020 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship.  Persons identified as American Indian/Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from one of the aforementioned groups, accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship.  Two students will be funded.  Applications must be received in their entirety no later than February 1, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2020.  All applicants must be a current SSSP member at the time of their application. With the exception of DACA students, who are also eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.  Contact Dr. France Winddance Twine, Chair, with questions concerning the fellowship:  or visit https://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/261/Racial/Ethnic_Minority_Graduate_Fellowship/.

The College of the Holy Cross, Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position in Critical Criminology to begin in August 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system including but not limited to policing and surveillance, mass incarceration, historical criminalization of racial minorities, criminalization of immigrant communities, criminalization of juvenile racial minorities, racialized gender inequalities in criminal justice, and/or criminalization of political activists. This position carries a 2-1 teaching load. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and either excellence in or potential for, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in Sociology required. Strong preference will be given to those who have received their Ph.D. in the last 3 years (since 2016). For those currently enrolled in a doctoral program, Ph.D. must be completed by August 2020.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see: http://holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous teaching experience or advising diverse students is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/72022

Review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early February. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to Melissa F. Weiner at .