FOOTNOTES January 2000
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Applications Due May 1

2000 Student Travel Awards

The Student Forum of the American Sociological Association (ASA) administers student travel awards to the ASA Annual Meeting. These awards are made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting. All applicants for a Student Travel Award are encouraged to seek additional forms of funding for their travel as well as other costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting. Council has allocated $5000 for this purpose.

Four copies of the complete application must be submitted no later than May 1, 2000. Decisions will be announced no later than June 15, 2000. 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 (e.g., paper sessions, roundtables), purpose for attending (e.g., workshop training, Honors Program participation), student need, the availability of other forms of support, matching funds, and the potential benefit to the student are among the factors taken into account in making awards.

Awardees will be selected by a travel award committee of the Student Forum convened especially for this purpose.


2000 Student Travel Award Application is available on ASA web page ( in mid February or by request in hard copy. For more information please contact the ASA Executive Office at (202) 383-9005 x327, or via e-mail at