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 College of the Holy Cross Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position in Critical Criminology

The 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 .

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition annual Student Essay Competition

Now more than ever, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition recognizes the importance of engaging future generations on issues at the intersection of science, technology, and human rights. One of our ways to do that is through the Coalition's annual Student Essay Competition, which will begin on April 1. This competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions.

  • Students may write on any topic at the intersection of science and/or technology with human rights. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper that shows deep, careful thinking, a consideration of different perspectives, and raises thought-provoking questions.
  • Winners of the competition will receive a year of membership in AAAS and a one-year subscription to Science, as well as a travel stipend to attend the October 2020 Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference in Washington, DC.
  • The competition website will open for submissions on April 1. All submissions are due by 11:59pm US Eastern Time on April 30, 2020.
  • To learn more, visit https://www.aaas.org/shr2020essay and check out the Rules and Regulations.