ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Sociological Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 5 fellows were selected for 2020-2021.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program and making progress toward a Ph.D.
  3. Must be an ethnic minority or member of an underrepresented demographic population.
  4. Must be majoring in sociology.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in and have completed at least one year of a graduate program in sociology and are working toward a Ph.D. in the field.

Application requirements for the ASA Minority Fellowship Program are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
Additional Information: Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Funded by generous annual contributions from organizations such as Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Association for Black Sociologists, Southwestern Sociological Association, as well as membership donations, MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society.

Award Amount: $18,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $90,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31

Applications and information are available at the American Sociological Association website at the address provided.In addition to the completed online application form, interested applicants must also submit the following items: essay responses to the questions listed in the application forms; three letters of recommendation; official copies of transcripts for all institutions attended; and a recent copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae.All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online before the deadline date.
About American Sociological Association:
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