The deadline to apply for the 2024 Lee Scholar Support Fund is March 15, 2024.


The Society for the Study Social Problems established the Lee Scholar Support Fund to help bring for non-U.S. based international scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South 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. International scholars from the Global South must apply to the Transnational Initiatives Fund.


All online applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2024. 

Please address all questions to:

Dr. Todd Vachon, Chair
Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee