ASA wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, whose financial contributions to the Association from January 1 to May 16, 2017, greatly aided in the success of ASA programs and initiatives. The donations given by these individuals to the ASA help support the American Sociological Fund, the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund, the Community Action Research Initiative, the Congressional Fellowship, the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, the Minority Fellowship Program, the Soft Currency Fund, and ASA in general.
Application Deadline: July 15
ASA Council has approved funding for a one-time Call for Proposals of $24,000 to support small, groundbreaking sociological research projects examining the effects of guns on college campuses. It is hoped that this fund can provide seed money for projects that will advance knowledge on this understudied topic.
In response to a request from a group of ASA members, Council has voted to establish a Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class People in Sociology.
The charge to this Task Force is to:
The People—In addition to catching up with colleagues, peers, and mentors, see some great speakers such as Ta’Nehisi Coates, correspondent for The Atlantic; Nancy Fraser, Professor of political science and philosophy at The New School; and more.
The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce four awards from the December 2016 round of proposals to the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD), a small-grants program. The FAD program is jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members.
ASA is excited to announce an updated model and format for job seekers and employers to meet at the Annual Meeting. After careful review of the current service, examination of programs from similar organizations, and input from past Annual Meeting Employment Service users, we have developed a lower-cost, more inclusive service, while maintaining the option for scheduled one-on-one interviews. By reducing the participation cost for attendees as well as employers, we hope to grow participation and expand the scope of the audience we can serve.