ASA Footnotes - January 1999 continued


Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. The Thomas O. Enders Endowment encourages advanced scholarship on Canada and Canadian-U.S. relations with the goal of increasing mutual understanding between the United States and Canada on diverse bilateral issues. The Endowment is intended to fund an annual award of up to $30,000 for up to nine months and may be made to a doctoral student to conduct research on a dissertation or to a senior scholar whose work will advance the Canada-U.S. relationship. Post-doctoral candidates, professionals in government, the diplomatic service, and senior scholars at research institutions are also encouraged to apply. Recipients of the fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Contact: ACSUS, 1317 F Street NW, Suite 920, Washington, DC 20004-1105; (202) 393-2580; fax (202) 393-2582; e-mail ; http://canada-acsus.plattsburgh. edu.

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks applications for a program of Summer Research Workshops for Scholars. This program will provide subsidized, collaborative research opportunities and an organized forum for sharing research results for groups of scholars working on similar or closely related research topics in Holocaust studies. A complete application package is required for consideration and must be postmarked no later than January 30, 1999. Contact: Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Attn: Kristy Brosius, Program Coordinator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-7803; fax (202) 479-9726; e-mail .

Columbia University. The Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program announces openings for pre and postdoctoral fellows beginning July 1 or September 1, 1999. The program provides social scientists, epidemiologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists with research skills in psychiatric epidemiology. Training involves course work in substantive issues and research methods as well as participation in an affiliated research unit. Postdoctoral stipends range from $26,253 to $41,268. Application deadline: March 1, 1999. Contact: Training Coordinator, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Columbia University, PH18-332, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 or e-mail . Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to improve the condition of scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation’s academic institutions. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning environments. Proposals submitted in response to the FY 1999 program solicitation are competing for about $50 million. The MRI Program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by U.S. institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. The maintenance and technical support associated with these instruments are also supported. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common research focus. Computer systems, clusters of advanced workstations, networks, and other information infrastructure components necessary for research are encouraged. Proposals for computer networks as general purpose equipment will not be reviewed. Awards for instrumentation range from $100,000 to $2 million. Lesser amounts are considered in proposals from non-PhD granting institutions, from mathematical sciences, or from the social, behavioral and economic science communities. The due date for proposals in response to this solicitation is February 16, 1998.

Midlife in the United States Summer Workshop, May 31 through June 4, 1999, University of Michigan (Institute of Social Research), Ann Arbor, MI. This will be a five-day workshop which brings together renowned researchers in the area of aging and adult development, with graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and assistant professors who are hoping to expand their research in related areas. Participants will be introduced to the newly-released MIDUS (Midlife in the United States) survey data set, and will be able to discuss their research with senior scholars. The program will accept 10-15 young scholars (persons who have earned their PhDs in the last five years) from a broad array of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, and public health. All travel expenses, including airfare, meals, and lodging will be paid by the MIDMAC Network of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Information on the workshop and on the MIDMAC Network can be found at . Applications should be sent no later than February 15, 1999 to: Deborah Carr, University of Michigan, 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382; (734) 763-1220; e-mail . Acceptance letters will be sent out by April 1, 1999.

The Newberry Library is an independent research library with holdings of more than 1.5 million volumes and 5 million manuscript pages. The Newberry’s collections concern the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The library is offering special awards and fellowships in the Humanities for 1999-2000 to scholars in fields relevant to the library’s collections. Interested parties may contact: Committee on Awards, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380; e-mail ;

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Applications are now being accepted for the Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program. The program challenges investigators from a variety of fields to tackle critical health policy issues, think creatively about the most important problems affecting the health and health care of Americans, and explore innovative ideas and perspectives that may contribute to the theoretical underpinnings and knowledge base of future health policy. The program provides grants of between $100,000 and $250,000, primarily for project salary support for the principal investigator, for up to three years. Up to ten awards will be made annually over the course of this eight-year, $18 million program. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent is April 9, 1999. Contact: Barbara Kivimae Krimgold, Association for Health Services Research; (202) 223-2477; e-mail INFO@AHSR.ORG .


American Sociological Association Section Awards: (1) Methodology. Paul Lazarsfeld Memorial Award. Recognizes an individual’s cumulative contributions to sociological methodology. Scholars who are responsible for a single significant innovation are eligible as are scholars who have fostered high methodological standards by their teaching and research. Please send nominations and supporting material by April 30, 1999, to: Robert M. Hauser, Vilas Research Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Room 4430, Madison, WI 53706. (2) Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. Nominated papers should deal with an important theoretical issue or significant empirical problem in the field of collective behavior and social movements. Paper should be sole authored and written while the author was a student. Papers published during the past two calendar years, recently accepted for publication, or currently under review are eligible for the 1999 award. A cover letter and five copies of the nominated paper should be submitted by April 15, 1999 to: Susan Staggenborg, Department of Sociology, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7, Canada. (3) Sociology of Religion. Book Award. Self-nominations, nominations by publishers, or Section members are welcome. Only books with copyright dates of 1997 or 1998 will be considered. All award nominees will be notified by the chair of the award committee, and if they are not members of the Religion Section, they must join the Section in order to remain in contention for the award. The deadline is March 15, 1999. Send nominations to: John Wilson, Department of Sociology, Duke University, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708. Article Award. Self-nominations or nominations by Section members are welcome. Articles published during 1997 and 1998 are eligible. All award nominees will be notified by the chair of the award committee, and if they are not members of the Religion Section, they must join the Section in order to remain in contention for the award. The deadline is April 1, 1999. Send nominations to: Pat Wittberg, Department of Sociology, IUPUI, 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Student Paper Award. Student papers may be nominated by their authors, a publisher or any member of the Section. The only stipulation for the student paper award nomination is that the author must be a student at the time that the nomination is submitted. All award nominees will be notified by the chair of the award committee, and if they are not members of the Religion Section, they must join the Section in order to remain in contention for the award. The deadline is May 1, 1999. Send nominations to: Roger Finke, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) has established an annual prize honoring Gabriel G. Rudney, a pioneer researcher in the field of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. The prize will be known as the Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research. Contact: Anita H. Plotinsky, Executive Director; (317) 684-2120; e-mail .

International Sociological Association (ISA). The Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment invites submissions for the first Jorge E. Hardoy Memorial Prize for Best Paper by a Researcher from a Developing Country. This prize was instituted to honor the late Jorge Hardoy and to recognize current work similarly concerned with improving the living conditions of low-income households in developing countries. Text must be in English. Maximum length is 25 pages, double-spaced, including notes and bibliography. Abstract of no more than 200 words is required. The winner will receive US $250.00 and a special certificate. The paper will also be published in Habitat International, along with other qualifying submissions. To be eligible, papers must be received by June 30, 1999. Please, send four copies to: Willem van Vliet, College of Architecture and Planning, CB 314, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0314.

National Council on Family Relations. The Feminism and Family Studies Section is seeking nominations for two awards: (1) The Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award; (2) The Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective. For the complete call for submissions, contact: (765) 494-6026; e-mail .

Social Science Research Council Program on the Near and Middle East invites applications for a dissertation workshop to be held in summer 1999. Graduate students who are currently writing dissertations in any discipline in the social sciences on topics concerning the interaction of states and societies are welcome to apply. The Council particularly welcomes applications from students using institutional, political economy, and comparative methods, broadly defined. Cross-regional projects that include, but are not limited to, Middle East cases are also eligible. The workshop will be held in the Middle East in July 1999, and will include approximately 12-14 student participants and four faculty who will meet over the course of a week for intensive and critical discussion of students’ dissertation projects. To apply for the workshop, students must submit the following: (1) a copy of their dissertation proposal (2) proof that the proposal has been approved by the students’ department (3) two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the student’s principal advisor (4) a five-page double-spaced summary of the dissertation project. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in an accredited PhD program, and be at the stage of writing the dissertation by the time of the deadline for applications. The deadline for receipt of applications at the SSRC is March 15, 1999. Decisions will be announced by May 1999. Please address all questions and correspondence, including applications, to: Near and Middle East Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727.

Society for the Study of Social Problems. The Sexual Behavior, Politics and Communities Division announces its 1999 graduate student paper competition. Papers may be empirical and/or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of sexuality, including sexual behavior, sexual identity, sexual politics, sex law, political activism, or sexual communities. The winner will receive a stipend of $100.00 plus payment of the winner’s SSSP membership fee for the 1999 SSSP meetings. The winner will be offered an opportunity to present his/her paper at the 1999 SSSP meeting. Entries must be postmarked by February 14, 1999. Contact: Lloyd Klein, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Sociologists for Women in Society. Cheryl Miller Award. Call for Applications. SWS has established an award for graduate students and recent PhDs working in the area of women and work. The award is supported by a bequest from the family of the late Cheryl Allyn Miller, a sociologist and feminist who studied women and work. The purpose of the award is to recognize a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. This contribution may take the form of scholarly or policy research or activism. It may be completed work or work-in-progress, but should not be a proposal for future work. The award is $500. The winner will present her or his work at the 1999 August SWS meeting in Chicago. Fare to the meeting will be paid by SWS. Applicants must be graduate students or have received their PhD in 1998 or 1999 and must belong to SWS. (Applicants may join at the same time they apply for the award. For information on joining, please contact the SWS Executive Office). Submissions must include a two to three page vita, a description of the project or summary of the scholarly work that is no more than 10 double-spaced pages, and an abstract/cover page. The abstract/cover page should include applicant’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, for applicants with their PhD, the date the PhD was completed. Do not include any nominating letters; these will not be used in consideration for the award. Applications must be received by April 1, 1999. Send four copies of all application materials. Please print on both sides to save paper and mailing costs. Mail to: Judith Lorber, 319 East 24 St., Apt. 27E, NY, NY 10010. Please address any questions via e-mail: .

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