American Sociological Association

Student Forum Travel Awards


Deadline: April 15, 2021

About the Student Forum

The American Sociological Association’s Student Forum was established in 1998 as a means to represent its student members’ voices, ideas, and opinions. The Student Forum provides various resources for both graduate and undergraduate sociology students, while also helping students establish networks, and encouraging their professional development. Individuals who join the ASA as student members will automatically become members of the Student Forum and will receive mailings and electronic communication from the Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB). For more information about the Student Forum, please click here.

General Information

The ASA and Student Forum Advisory Board are pleased to announce that the ASA Council is making funds available to support the Student Forum Travel Awards.

Because the 2021 Annual Meeting will be virtual, the awards will take the form of waiving registration fees. ASA anticipates granting approximately 100 registration waivers. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the virtual 2021 ASA Annual Meeting. 

Eligibility Requirements

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.

The application will be available March 15, with a deadline of April 15, 11:59PM (Eastern Time). Decisions are announced June 1. For more information, please contact the ASA office via email at:


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