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 American Sociological Association 
Deadline Febuary 1, 2017

The American Sociological Association’s section on Crime, Law, and Deviance invites nominations for its 2017 ALBERT J. REISS, JR., DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD. Given in recognition of the contributions to criminological understanding made by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., the award is presented every other year to the author(s) of a book or a series of articles published in the last five years and constituting a major contribution to the study of crime, law, and deviance. If suitable awardees of either type cannot be found, the Committee has discretion to give the award to an individual for a lifetime of outstanding scholarship.

Nominations must be specific, indicating clearly both the nominee and the book or body of work. If a body of work is nominated, the nomination letter must include a specific list of the work(s) to be reviewed (i.e., a reading list). If a book is nominated, the nominator must send or arrange to have the publisher send five copies of the book to the Committee chairperson. In either case, the nomination letter should state why the work merits recognition. The Committee will review only the work that is nominated. Self-nominations are permitted. Please send nominations and requests for information to the Committee Chair, Claire Renzetti, claire.renzetti@uky.edu, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, 1501 Patterson Office Tower, Lexington, KY 40507. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1, 2017.

Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity

The University of Maryland
Deadline February 10, 2017 

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus in the University of Maryland system and is home to first-class researchers and research facilities. The university’s location, just nine miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 30 miles from Baltimore, provides access to some of the finest libraries, research centers, and professional opportunities in the country.
UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) Our program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).
Program Details
This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 5 - July 28, 2017. Students are required to arrive on campus on Saturday, June 3rd for mandatory Saturday and Sunday program orientation, but SRI programming will officially begin on Monday, June 5th. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments (visit http://www.bsos.umd.edu for department list). We also supplement the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150 (before taxes – amount includes stipend and meal allowances).
Basic Eligibility

  • Junior or senior status by Fall 2017
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status
  • Intent to pursue a Ph.D. in the social and behavioral sciences
  • We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences

Visit http://go.umd.edu/BSOSSRI or contact 

To apply, visit the Big Ten Academic Alliance SROP website, click “Campus Profiles,” and select University of Maryland

Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award

The Society for Applied Anthropology
Deadline December 31, 2016

The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences. Three cash prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500
In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March, 2017). A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner. The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist. The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.
Please go to the SfAA web site (https://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/peter-new/) for additional information on the New Competition and Award.