February 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 2

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2010 Student Forum Travel Awards

Apply for funding to travel to the 2010 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The American Sociological Association Student Forum is pleased to announce that the ASA Council is making funds available to support student travel awards to the ASA Annual Meeting. ASA anticipates granting approximately 30 travel awards in the amount of $225 each. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying expenses associated with attending the 2010 ASA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. All applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding to cover other expenses.

To apply, complete the online application or submit four copies of the 2010 Student Forum Travel Award Application form no later than April 1, 2010. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2010. No part of the application may be submitted by fax and only applications from individuals on their own behalf will be accepted.

Applicants must be students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate sociology degree in an academic institution and a current student member of ASA at the time of application. Participation in the Annual Meeting program (e.g., paper sessions, roundtables), purpose for attending (e.g., workshop training, Honors Program participation), student financial need, availability of other forms of support, matching funds, and potential benefit to the student are among the factors taken into account in making awards. A travel award committee of the ASA Student Forum convened especially for this purpose will select awardees.

For more information, contact the ASA Executive Office at studentforum@asanet.org or (202) 383-9005 ext. 322. The award application form can be found on the ASA website (www.asanet.org) under "Funding," and on the Student Forum website (www.socstudentforum.org).

Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline

Deadline: June 15 & December 15

The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. FAD is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation with matching monies from ASA. The goal of this award is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives that will advance the discipline. FAD awards offer scholars “seed money” for innovative research that provides opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broadens the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provides leverage for acquisition of additional research funds. Proposals are reviewed for scientific merit, originality, feasibility, and the importance of the proposed research project or a conference. Contact: research@asanet.org.

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