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.

Marquette University Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program

Marquette University invites applications for the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program. Mitchem Fellowships seek to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting advanced doctoral candidates during completion of the dissertation. The fellowships provide one year of support for doctoral candidates who are well into the writing stage of their dissertation work, and are currently enrolled in U.S. universities. In addition to library, office and clerical support privileges, Mitchem Fellows receive a $36,520 stipend plus fringe benefits, research and travel monies for the 2018-19 academic year.

Duties and Responsibilities: Fellows are to be in residence at Marquette University for the academic year, August 13, 2018 to May 19, 2019, during which they teach one (1) course in their area of specialization, interact with faculty and undergraduate students, give a public presentation, and devote their primary energies to the completion of their dissertations. During their residence, Mitchem Fellows will participate in a formal mentoring program, each fellow collaborating with a senior faculty mentor who is appointed by the Dean in her or her discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Masters Degree preferred or substantial progress toward the terminal degree. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Persons are eligible to apply who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time or in any field, have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. and are at the writing stage of their dissertation work. The Mitchem Fellowship Program is especially interested in receiving applications from individuals whose research focuses on African American, Latinx, First Nations/Native American Studies, or Race and Ethnic Studies.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowships are invited from the following academic areas: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, or Theology.

It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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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