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The deadline to apply for the 2022 Travel Fund Awards was March 15, 2022. Check back this fall for the 2023 Travel Fund Awards application procedures. 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 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 non-U.S. based 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.
Please address all questions to:
Dr. Sydney Hart, Chair
Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee