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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced an award of $63,250 to the American Sociological Association in support of travel by sociologists in the United States to the XVIII International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology to be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 13–19, 2014. The Congress theme is “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology,” and features sessions focusing on inequalities in different social contexts and situations in an increasingly interconnected, interdependent, and globalized world. For more information about the World Congress see www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/.
The ASA Executive Office will administer the travel program. Criteria for a competitive award include an invitation to present or acceptance of a paper, the scientific merit of the paper, and the qualifications of the applicant. A committee of sociological scholars will review applications and make recommendations for awards. ASA will seek a balance in the travel awards to ensure that scholars at all levels of experience and at all types of institutions receive travel support. In administering the travel grant program, the ASA encourages young scholars, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women to apply for travel support.