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Now Accepting FAD Applications: June 15 Deadline

The American Sociological Association is now accepting submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grant. Supported by the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation, the goal of this program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other research activities such as conferences. FAD awards provide scholars with a maximum of $8,000 for innovative sociological research that has the potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. The award is intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds.

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