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. 

Funding Opportunity

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2021 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 no later than 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2021. 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. Anthony A. Peguero, Chair, with questions concerning the fellowship: anthony.peguero@vt.edu or click here.

Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship 2021-2022

The Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks produces and disseminates scholarship that reframes the narratives of landscape history through a deeper inquiry into the legacies of race, identity, and difference as they shape the practice of democracy, while acknowledging the importance of sustainability, adaptability, and resilience. The themes foster an understanding of cities as landscape systems by inviting engagement with such topics as topography, hydrology, climate, and urban form; landscape and public history; the urban/rural interface; racialized and gendered landscapes; political ecologies; and informal urbanism. In these ways, the project seeks to enlarge the discourse of landscape history to encompass a broad range of cultures, places, and questions.

Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies are for cross-disciplinary scholars in urban landscape studies (PhD or MLA preference). The Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks offers semester and academic year long fellowships to academics and designers, with additional opportunities for field research funding, and shorter-term invitational residencies for senior practitioners.
Application deadline: December 1

Mellon History Teaching Fellowships in Landscape Studies are for current faculty members in universities and other postsecondary educational institutions. The teaching fellowship provides an opportunity to focus on landscape history pedagogy through the development of syllabi or course materials. Awards are for a semester or academic year.
Application deadline: December 1

Project Grants support scholarly projects by applicants holding a PhD or the equivalent. Support is generally for archaeological research, preservation of historic gardens, and the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost.
Application deadline: November 1

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

Deadline: ASAP

Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this.

If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 14 days. If we approve the grant, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: Open

Pioneering Ideas seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

Fruit Trees For Your Community

Deadline: Rolling

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.

Our orchard donations are available for recipients who pledge to care for the trees and utilize them for a charitable purpose. If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF will provide high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, organic soil amendments, equipment, planting volunteers, and on-site orchard design work, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training—with the goal of improving the surrounding environment and providing a source of healthy nutrition for the community. We also help coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offer an educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree planting. Free community arboricultural workshops are also available the day of the planting.

ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Deadline: November 1st, 2020

The grant is for students doing sociological research regardless of their discipline.  ASA is looking for a diverse group of applicants to choose from and perhaps some of you have potential candidates in mind. International students qualify as well.  The deadline is November 1st, 2020.  Please check out the following link for more information and feel free to spread the word: asanet.org/ASADDRIG.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). This postdoctoral training program provides mentorship and support to enhance fellows’ skills in research, teaching, and curriculum development and prepare fellows for excellence in MCH research and leadership positions in academic institutions. The fellowship offers opportunities for quantitative and qualitative research on domestic MCH topics and programs, such as maternal and early home visiting. We welcome applicants from varied disciplines including, but not limited to public health, social work, psychology, nursing, and medicine. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent resident visa. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript(s), writing sample, personal statement, and names and contact information for three references to Kristen McCormick at kmccor14@jhu.edu.

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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Neuroscience and Clinical Research on Behavioral Health Interventions

Deadline: Applications open until fellowship is awarded

Eric Garland, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah College of Social Work and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, is seeking clinically-trained social work PhD students for a fellowship in social work neuroscience and clinical research on behavioral health interventions. Pre-doctoral fellows will assist in Federally-funded research; faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work are currently conducting research projects funded by NIH -National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH-National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH-National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Patient Center Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI). Pre-doctoral fellows will support clinical biobehavioral research on mindfulness as a treatment for chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse at the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, which currently oversees more than $17 million in NIH, DOD, and PCORI funded grants. In particular, fellows will help conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and mechanistic research of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a manualized social work intervention for addiction, stress-related conditions, and chronic pain. Click the link for more information.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: Open

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy. Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply.

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