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 California, Berkeley 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
Job 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 $50,004 to $54,756, 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 June 30, 2019 to be considered for a start date between August 2019 and May 2020. 

Run Date: 04/22/19-06/30/19
Date Posted: 04/22/19

The University of Edinburgh, Research Fellowship at the Edinburgh Centre for Biomedicine, Self, and Society

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the Centre to design and deliver a qualitative research project that explores changing understandings of bodies in relation to biomedicine and emerging biotechnologies. The successful applicant will also contribute to the development of the Centre’s knowledge exchange strategy and to its programme of ‘responsive mode’ research following key policy, scientific, or public health shifts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of established and emerging leaders in medical social science and humanities, and to help shape a programme of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the role and direction of biomedicine in modern society.

We are seeking applicants with a strong background in a relevant humanities or social science subject (e.g. bioethics, science and technology studies, sociology etc), including experience with a range of research methods as appropriate to discipline.

This post is a fixed-term, full time contract for 24 months.

Applicants should supply a full CV plus a short (approx. one page) outline of a possible research project you might wish to pursue should you be appointed to this position. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Sarah Chan ( ).

Interviews to be held in June, with a start date as early as possible thereafter.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.