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.  

Emory University - Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) Program

Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program.  Application Deadline is January 28, 2019.

Looking to identify talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 40 academic programs at Emory including humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural, physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR.

The program is unique in that all scholars will be mentored by Emory Faculty and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and developing professional development skills on:

·  Communicating research to a variety of audiences

·  Problem-solving

·  Interpreting results

·  Participating in novel research

·  Navigating difficult ethical situations

·  Network building 

Application deadline is January 28.

Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean Amanda Marie James at 

Princeton University - William T. Grant Travel Award Program

The Research Committee in Social Stratification and Mobility (the RC28) will be holding its biannual meeting in August 15 – 17, 2019 on the campus of Princeton University. The theme of the conference will be “Social Inequality and Social Mobility in Comparative Perspective.” The RC28 meeting draws attendance from scholars around the world. It has a well-earned reputation as a forum for the presentation of high quality sociological research on social inequality, with a particular emphasis on comparative research.

Through the generosity of the William T. Grant Foundation, we will award ten $1000 travel grants to graduate students of color who are currently enrolled in PhD programs in American universities so that they can attend the 2019 Summer RC28 Meeting at Princeton University.  The award is intended for students who are interested in the topic of social inequality and who may be interested in pursuing research on social inequality during their Ph.D. studies. We expect most of the applicants will be enrolled in Ph.D. programs in sociology, but we welcome applications from graduate students who are interested in inequality research from the other social science disciplines as well. We will require that applicants have an undergraduate degree from an American college or university to be eligible to apply for one of these awards.  While there is no expectation that the awardees present their research at the meeting, we would welcome presentations by the applicants to the WT Grant Travel Award Program.  Such applicants must contemporaneously submit a paper proposal.

Please see our website for more information on paper submission, here: https://rc28.princeton.edu/

Applications for the WT Grant Travel Award Programs can be found here: https://rc28.princeton.edu/wtgrant

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.