American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
July/August 2017

Call for Applications: ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Since 1974, the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has supported more than 500 sociologists of color. A list of these scholars can be found on the ASA website under “ASA Communities.” MFP is supported by significant annual contributions from Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the Midwest Sociological Society, along with additional support from the Association of Black Sociologists, the Southwestern Sociological Association, the Eastern Sociological Society, the Pacific Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society, ASA Council, and numerous individual ASA members.

In order to apply, eligible applicants must be enrolled in (and have completed one full academic year) in a program that grants a PhD in sociology at the time of applying. Applicants must be members of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group in the U.S. (e.g., Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians or Pacific Islanders, or American Indians/Alaska Natives). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.

Application deadline is January 31; notifications are made by April 30. The Fellowship is awarded for 12 months. Tuition and fees are arranged with the home department. For more information or to apply, visit or contact the ASA Minority Affairs Program at or (202) 383-9005 x322.