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The International Sociological Association (ISA) will hold its XVIII World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan, on July 13-19, 2014. The theme is “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology” and features sessions focusing on inequalities in different social contexts and situations in an increasingly interconnected, interdependent, and globalized world.
The World Congress is held every four years. Since the 1980s, the ASA has applied for and received a block grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support travel, thereby ensuring a strong presence of U.S. scholars in this important venue. The ASA submitted a proposal to NSF in June 2013 for funds for travel support to the 2014 World Congress. The ASA Executive Office will administer the travel program, if funded. In administering the travel grant, the ASA places emphasis on encouraging young scholars, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women to apply for travel support.
Competitive criteria for an award include an invitation or acceptance of a paper, the scientific merit of the paper, and the qualification of the applicant. The deadline for submission of abstracts for all ISA Research Committees is September 30, 2013. See the Calls for Submissions of the ISA Research Committees at www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/.