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American Sociological Association: Funding for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD): Overview
John W. Curtis
Nicole Van Vooren
Applications are due by June 15 for the summer award cycle and December 15 for the winter cycle. Click here to apply.
The online application should be completed with the following information:
Proposals are reviewed for scientific merit and the importance of the proposed research project. Within this context, specific evaluation criteria include the following elements:
While ASA membership is not a criterion for applying or being selected for this award, if and when this award is received, the recipient must be a current ASA member. ASA membership involves acceptance of and adherence to the ASA Code of Ethics, which is critical to the implementation of the funded project. Awardees must also provide documentation of pertinent IRB approval for the project.
The amount of each award shall not exceed $7,000. Payment is not taxed and goes directly to the principal investigator unless other arrangements are made. Checks will be sent to the PI’s institution, but PIs should be aware that no overhead can be charged. Award money may not be used for ASA convention expenses, honoraria, or PI’s salary, which includes buying out of courses. Budgets that include purchases of laptop computers or other hardware will be carefully reviewed. The most frequent use of FAD money is to fund research assistants. Awardees must agree to meet the reporting requirements of the award.
Notification of funding for the June 15th round will be sent in early September and checks will be dispersed mid October. For the December 15th round, applicants will be notified of funding in early March and checks will be dispersed in mid April.
Awardees are encouraged to continue the tradition of donating to FAD any royalty income derived from projects supported by the grant.
Applicants are required to notify ASA if other funding is received for the project.