Category: Funding Opportunities – External


[External] American Sociological Association- Minority Fellowship Program (deadline: 1/31/2020)

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Amount: up to $18,000

Synopsis of Program: 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 todays 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.

Eligibility: Designed for minority students sufficiently advanced in their Ph.D. program to demonstrate their commitment to a research career. 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.

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[External] Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship, U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum (deadline: 1/15/2020)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Amount: stipend of $3,000/month

Synopsis of Program: Designed for first year of a PhD program at a North American college or university. Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work, or who are enrolled in a program at a foreign institution, will not be considered. Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowships support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and encourage MA-level and first-year PhD students to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interruptive processes, and develop frameworks for their projects. Fellows are expected to participate in scheduled training seminars led by Museum staff, which introduce them to key subjects, essential tools, useful methods and approaches, as well as career opportunities in Holocaust research. In addition, Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowships encourage participation in scholarly and publicly available educational programs offered by the Museum during the summer months. Summer Graduate Student Research Fellows work with assigned staff mentors who will advise students on their project goals and help guide their research in the Museum collections. The Mandel Center welcomes applications from students in all academic disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, psychology, sociology, geography, anthropology, arts and music, religious studies, and others. Students outside the field of history are encouraged to apply. Awards are granted on a competitive basis.

Eligibility: Open to students accepted to or enrolled in an MA program or in their first year of a PhD program at a North American college or university. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is unable to provide visa assistance for non-US citizens. In addition to English, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have fluency in one or more of the following languages: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovakian, Italian, and/or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

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[External] Qualitative Research Assistant, iMentor

Job Description: iMentor, is looking to hire 2-3 qualitative research assistants to assist in a 8-month long research project with post-secondary students here in NYC. The research assistants will primarily conduct interviews with students, code transcripts, and write analytic memos.

The expected time commitment is no more than 20 hours a week, and the pay is $20/hour. We’re looking for self-directed and motivated individuals who have experience conducting interviews and ideally are comfortable using atlas.ti.

Anyone interested can use this link to see the full job description and application instructions.