Travel Fund Awards
Check back in late February for information regarding the 2021 Travel Awards.
See below for general information.
The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces travel funds available for Unemployed and Underemployed Sociologists.
The Erwin O. Smigel Award was established in 1975 to provide assistance to unemployed and 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 Award monies are to be used to help pay for three or four unemployed or severely underemployed sociologists’ transportation to and registration fees for the SSSP meeting (students must apply to the Lee Student Support Fund and foreign scholars must apply to the Lee Scholars Support Fund); 2) applicants must be SSSP 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.