Graduate Student Resources


The Student Sociologist
A newsletter for students and their departments.

TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology)
Search for resources by over 1,000 authors in 71 Sociological subject areas. Review and download materials such as assessment resources, syllabi, class activities, assignments, lectures, and much more.

ASA Journals
Academic journals published by ASA.

ASA Guide to Graduate Departments
Published by the ASA annually since 1965 and a best seller for the ASA for many years, the Guide provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisors, faculty, students, and anyone seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

ASA's monthly newsletter publishes updates from the Association and current news on the discipline.

ASA Style Guide
The ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format.

Career Development

Student Forum
The ASA Student Forum provides resources for graduate and undergraduate sociology students, helps develop networks among student members, and facilitates student participation in the ASA by encouraging professional development and service. Individuals who join the American Sociological Association as student members automatically become members of the Student Forum, receive all mailings and electronic communications, and have access to Student Forum programming.

Student Membership
The identity shift from student to sociologist is an integral part of students' professional development. To assist in this process, the ASA collaborates with departments to help students join ASA for the first time. 

ASA Sections
Sections provide great opportunities to network, meet leaders in the field, learn about current section research, as well as learn about grant opportunities, book announcements, job openings, and other pertinent information.

Careers in Sociology
A compilation of resources on jobs and careers for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and in public and applied sociology.

Job Bank
The ASA Job Bank is the authoritative online job resource for candidates and academic departments. Members have free online access to hundreds of recent job listings in academia, non-profit organizations and government.

Funding Opportunities

Minority Fellowship Program
ASA supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area of sociology. MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research.

Student Forum Travel Awards
ASA anticipates granting approximately 25 travel awards in the amount of $225 each. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to defray expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.

Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants
This small grants program supports teaching projects that advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology.  Graduate students and early career faculty are encouraged to apply.