Travel Funds Available for the 2022 Annual Meeting

The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds available for Unemployed and Underemployed Sociologists to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-7, 2022.

The Erwin O. Smigel Award was established in 1975 to provide assistance to unemployed or severely underemployed sociologists. Applicants should be sociologists with an advanced degree who are not full-time students and who are not fully employed. Erwin O. Smigel was a professor and Chair of Sociology at New York University, and the author of The Wall Street Lawyer as well as other works. He was the second editor of Social Problems; serving from 1958-61. He was also a friendly and good-humored man who supported colleagues exceptionally well. The fund was established in Erwin’s honor the year he passed away.

Erwin O. Smigel Award Guidelines: 1) the Smigel Fund monies are to be used to pay for three or four unemployed or severely underemployed sociologists’ transportation to and registration fees for the SSSP annual meeting (students must apply to the Lee Student Support Fund, foreign scholars from the Global South must apply to the Transnational Initiatives Fund, and foreign scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South must apply to the Lee Scholar Support Fund); 2) applicants must be current members who are presenting a paper at the main SSSP meeting (rather than at an adjacent workshop or meeting) or participating as a SSSP elected or appointed officer or committee member; 3) a maximum of $500 dollars is to be granted to any one recipient. Applicants may only apply to one travel fund.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. An online application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2022 and will be automatically sent to:

Dr. Sydney Hart, Chair
Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee
shart9@ccc.edu

The Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee announces funds available for Foreign Scholars to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-7, 2022.

The Society for the Study Social Problems established the Lee Scholar Support Fund to help bring non-US based foreign scholars to the SSSP annual meeting. The specific purpose is to facilitate scholarly participation by persons engaged in research related to social problems and social struggles. More generally, the purpose of this fund is to foster cooperative relations among persons and organizations engaged in applying sociological findings to confront social problems and create social change. Consistent with past practice, preference may be given to applicants from economically disadvantaged countries who without these funds would be unable to attend the SSSP annual meeting. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received travel support from this fund before. Applicants may only apply to one travel fund. Students must apply to the Lee Student Support Fund.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. An online application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2022 and will be automatically sent to:

Dr. Nancy A. Matthews, Chair
Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee
n-matthews@neiu.edu

The Lee Student Support Fund Committee announces funds available for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-7, 2022.

In recognition of Al Lee’s commitment to social justice and his history of critical contributions to the Society for the Study of Social Problems, SSSP established the Lee Student Support Fund to facilitate conference attendance by undergraduate and graduate students. A maximum of $500 is to be granted for travel support (transportation costs only) to any one recipient. Travel support does not include luggage fees, hotel, per diem, or other costs not associated with airfare, railway, or driving expenses between the applicant’s university and conference location. Awards are allocated by the committee. In addition to need, the committee may recognize the Society’s commitment to diversity, the applicant’s commitment to scholar-activism, and interdisciplinary work among other factors. Applicants may only apply to one travel fund. Students must apply to this fund.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. An online application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2022 and will be automatically sent to:

Dr. Cindy Brooks Dollar, Chair
Lee Student Support Fund Committee
cbdollar@uncg.edu

The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds available for Scholars located in the Global South to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-7, 2022.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems established the Transnational Initiatives Fund to help provide scholars located in those regions that fall under the definition of Global South with partial travel support to participate in the SSSP annual meeting. This includes economically disadvantaged countries and nation-states, as well as politically, economically, and culturally subjugated regions of all countries. Upon determination of need and expenses, the funding will be distributed among all qualified applicants. Applicants may only apply to one travel fund. Students must apply to the Lee Student Support Fund.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. An online application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2022 and will be automatically sent to:

Dr. Josephine T.V. Greenbrook, Chair
Transnational Initiatives Committee
josephine.greenbrook@ed.ac.uk