Category: Funding Opportunities – External

ASA Minority Fellowship (deadline: 1/31/22)

ASA provides a stipend of $18,000 for each annual award (August 1-July 31) and works with departments to try to arrange for the payment of tuition for the academic year. The Fellowship includes designated cohort programming at the ASA Annual Meeting, travel support for scientific conferences, and the opportunity to become part of a distinguished network of sociologists.

The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is designed for underrepresented minority students.  Specifically, applicants must be a member of one of the following underrepresented groups: Black/African American; Latino/a/x, American Indian or Alaskan Native; or Asian or Pacific Islander. Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, or be eligible under DACA. MFP applicants must be enrolled in a program that grants the Ph.D. in sociology and be advanced in their program by the time of application.

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.

For more information on the ASA Minority Fellowship Program:

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Census Bureau Dissertation Fellowship (deadline: 1/21/22)

The U.S. Census Bureau offers opportunities for dissertation research that relates to the planning, collection, processing, analysis, making inferences, and disseminating data and data products. This research draws on deep training, knowledge, and skills to further develop or improve methodology in (1) statistical theory and methodology, (2) survey measurement methodology, or (3) data science methodology applicable to censuses, large scale sample surveys, or other data sources (e.g., administrative data and big data).

This program seeks to award a limited number of contracts each year to Ph.D.- granting accredited institutions of higher education in the United States to fund the dissertation research of doctoral candidates who propose and investigate solutions to methodological problems of primary interest to the Census Bureau.

Applications must be submitted by the Graduate Center, so fellows planning to apply should submit materials to the Provost’s office no later than January 21, 2022. Application materials should be emailed as PDF attachments to Rachel Sponzo using “census fellowship application” in the subject line.

Please see the link for additional information and application requirements.

Deadline: January 21, 2022

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships (deadline: 4/5/21)

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program [] provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. 

Deadline: April 5th, 2021