Deadline: January 31, 2023.
ASA Minority Fellowship Program 2023–24
ASA provides a stipend of $20,000 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.
Applications must be submitted online through ASA’s grants submission platform. Please note that you will need to create a profile for the online grant platform which can be done before the application goes live. For video instructions on creating an account, please click here. Once your account has been created, if it is between November 5 and January 31 you will see MFP as an application option. Click on it.
A complete application consists of:
- Completed fellowship application
- Two essays
- Completed academic checklist
- Completed current and pending support report
- Curriculum Vitae
- Transcript from PhD-granting institution (unofficial is acceptable)
- Three letters of recommendation (instructions are provided)
Application opens: November 5, 2022
Application deadline: January 31, 2023
Decisions announced: June 30, 2023
Applications will be evaluated by the 2022 MFP Advisory Board whose members follow:
Lisette M. Garcia
Jooyoung Kim Lee
ASA is committed to developing an organizational context that is welcoming and inclusive of all sociologists. All of our activities are undertaken with a commitment to the principles articulated in the association’s Diversity Statement.
Among the ASA organizational structures that support these efforts are status committees that advise and guide the association on the status in the discipline of those groups that have experienced a pattern of discrimination in society. We also provide organizational diversity data and have a staff team that is dedicated to developing programmatic initiatives and other efforts to promote DEI in the association and the discipline.