Minority Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
American Sociological Association

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Funded by generous annual contributions from the Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Association for Black Sociologists, the Southwestern Sociological Association, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Eastern Sociological Society, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the Southern Sociological Society, as well as membership donations, MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society.

For 46 years, the MFP has supported more than 500 Fellows in pursuit of a doctoral degree in sociology. Areas of interest for former Fellows include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity, and more. All of these areas of research and expertise are not just important for the growth of the discipline, but also to address important issues facing society. Sociologists have much to contribute to these research agendas, and many former Fellows have published or presented their work at leading conferences in their specialty area.

In addition to providing financial support, MFP works with its Fellows and their faculty mentors to help prepare the Fellow for a research career. Also, MFP plans workshops and paper sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting, offers travel support to scientific conferences, and fosters the development of formal and informal networks for Fellows.

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Minority Fellowship Program, funded by ASA and annual contributions from Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Association for Black Sociologists, the Southwestern Sociological Society, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Eastern Sociological Society, the Pacific Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society, and generous individual member contributions, is primarily, but not solely, designed for minority students sufficiently advanced in their Ph.D. program to demonstrate their commitment to a research career.

MFP APPLICANTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN (AND HAVE COMPLETED ONE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR) IN A PROGRAM THAT GRANTS THE PHD IN SOCIOLOGY.

MFP Fellows are selected on the basis of their commitment to research, the focus of their research experience, academic achievement, scholarship, writing ability, research potential, financial need, and racial/ethnic minority background. Specifically, applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Blacks/African Americans, Latinos/as (e.g., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian), or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino). Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence, or be eligible under DACA.

Amount

$18,000

Amount Description

The annual stipend for each award is $18,000. In addition, arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with universities or departments.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

African American
Asian
Grad/Prof Students
Hispanic
Native American
Women of Color

Category

Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 31, 2021