American Sociological Association

Call for Proposals: Research on Concealed Carry on College Campuses

May 16, 2017

Special Call for Proposals

Sociological Research on the Effects of Concealed Carry on College Campuses

Application Deadline Extended: July 17

Since 2004, 10 states have passed laws allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in some form or another, and in 2014 alone 14 states submitted similar legislation. Such legislation can potentially have great impact on sociologists and their work. As such, ASA is accepting proposals for research to study the possible effects of guns in classrooms.

ASA Council has approved up to $24,000 in funding 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. Principal investigators must have a PhD or equivalent. Awards shall not exceed $8,000. Awardees must be ASA members at the time of award. Proposals must be submitted online.

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