Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), ASA provides a stipend of $20,000 for each annual award (August 1-July 31) and works with departments to try to arrange for the payment of tuition for the academic year. The Fellowship includes designated cohort programming at the ASA Annual Meeting, travel support for scientific conferences, and the opportunity to become part of a distinguished network of sociologists.
Eligible applicants must be enrolled in or have completed one full academic year in a sociology program and be pursuing a doctorate. A complete application consists of the following: Completed fellowship application; Two essays; Completed academic checklist; Completed current and pending support report; Curriculum Vitae; Transcript from PhD-granting institution (unofficial is acceptable); Three letters of recommendation (instructions are provided). Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence, or be eligible under DACA.