American Sociological Association

Competitions

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the 10th annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. The program promotes the visibility and value of the humanities PhD beyond the academy by offering opportunities for PhDs to contribute to the public good through two-year fellowship placements in the fields of policy, community development, arts and culture, media, and international affairs. Fellows receive stipends of $70,000 per year and have access to employer-based health insurance through the host organizations.

The Center for Communal Studies

The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. Submissions may come from any academic discipline and should be focused on a topic clearly related to contemporary or historic communal groups or utopias. The author of the best undergraduate paper or thesis will receive $250, and the author of the best graduate paper or thesis or dissertation chapter will receive $500.

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science).  Up to three cash prizes will be awarded at the IV International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum of Sociology, “Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality,” to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil on July 14-18, 2020. Attendance at the forum is not a requirement but is encouraged.

PK New Competition and Award

PK New Competition and Award. The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences. Three cash prizes will be awarded: First prize: $3,000, Second prize: $1,500, Third prize: $750. In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) and two nights lodging to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020). The competition and award honor the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

PK New Competition and Award

PK New Competition and Award. The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences. Three cash prizes will be awarded: First prize: $3,000, Second prize: $1,500, Third prize: $750. In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) and 2 nights lodging to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Albuquerque, NM March 17-21, 2020). The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines designed to improve the development and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to: educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences. The prize endowment allots 900,000 Swiss francs for research use.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards

The Society for the Study of Social Problems Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers at www.sssp1.org/2019_Call_for_Papers by January 31, 2019. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program.