Student Interest
NSF-NRT program at Kansas State University

The NSF-NRT program at Kansas State University is recruiting graduate students (M.A/M.S. or Ph.D.) for an interdisciplinary graduate training program at Kansas State University funded by a National Research Traineeship (NRT) Award from the National Science Foundation.

The program is designed to prepare future leaders in academia, government, industry, and/or policy settings to help shape more sustainable rural communities. Students will be based in the Sociology Graduate Program, or another social science-oriented department on campus, and work with an interdisciplinary team on cutting-edge research related to food-energy-water systems, coupled socio-ecological systems, socio-hydrologic systems, and rural resource management, governance, and resiliency.

Support: The program offers a stipend of $34,000 per year (1-year at the Master’s level, 2-years at the PhD level, contingent upon satisfactory performance), and full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per year).  Following this funding, students in the program will be competitive for university and college fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships to complete their studies. The NSF requires U.S. Citizenship, green card, or permanent residency to participate with NRT funding.  Applicants will be reviewed fall/winter 2019 and positions will be available starting fall 2020.

2020 Graduate Student and Needs-Based Travel Award

2020 Graduate Student and Needs-Based Travel Award

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) and the Membership Committee are pleased to announce that travel awards are available to support the attendance and participation of graduate students and rural scholars with limited travel funds at the annual conference to be held in Westminster, Colorado. These awards will be given on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students and others in defraying costs associated with attending the RSS meeting.  Awardees will be reimbursed at the annual meeting in Westminster.

We anticipate granting awards at the minimum amount of $100 per recipient or at a maximum amount of $300; however, the amount of funds and the number of awards may fluctuate depending on the number of applications and the need described therein.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must be:

  • An active participant of the meeting by presenting a paper during a paper session presenting a poster on research.
  • A student pursuing a degree relevant to rural studies in an academic institution OR able to demonstrate a lack of funds to attend the annual meeting.
    • A member of the Rural Sociological Society at the time of receiving the award.
2020-2021 SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs Call for Applications

2020-2021 SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs
Call for Applications

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. There are two fellowship programs: federal and state. The fellowships provide researchers with immersive opportunities to (1) learn firsthand about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and (2) use their expertise to inform child and family public policies and programs that support diverse populations.

Through these experiences, fellows also learn how to communicate with policymakers and formulate more informed questions for policy-relevant research. All fellowships will run from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Deadline to Submit Applications and Letters of Intent:
January 3, 2020, 11:59PM Eastern
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Student Award

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is pleased to announce the 2020 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, by January 31, 2020. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own deadline and submission process. 

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