Smaller Grants and Awards for Sociology Graduate Students

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)
Application deadline: Late September

The AAHHE Graduate Student Fellowship includes conference registration fees, special events, hotel accommodations, and travel funding. AAHHE will extend invitations to 18 fully funded students. Eligibility criteria:

  • Be Hispanic and/or Latina/o;
  • Be enrolled in full-time graduate study in a master's or doctoral program;
  • Demonstrate academic potential through past experiences and future career goals;
  • Aspire to enter the college/university professoriate and/or administration;
  • Exhibit a track record of service to the Hispanic and/or Latina/o community.

Be willing to actively participate in and commit to attend every GSFP event (please see tentative agenda below).

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Application deadline: February 1st
Website: www.amphilsoc.orgThe Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000.

German Historical Institute
Application deadline: Around October 15
The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy 
Application deadline: January
Larger philanthropic organizations often overlook, or cannot accommodate, small grants for worthwhile projects or research in progress. Scholars in the initial stages of their careers, those not yet established, and those working at less prominent or overseas institutions in particular may have difficulty in securing funding for research. The HFSP seeks to fill this need by providing grants for smaller projects, in whole or part. By so doing, it intends to support policy-oriented research in the social science community, as well as to alert major foundations and academic institutions to the scholarship of social scientists with policy interests.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Application deadline: February 1st and June 1st
Student Research Grants. Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality awards two grants of $1,000 each to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Student research grant awards are funded by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

National Women's Studies Association

NWSA Graduate Scholarship
NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies.
Deadline: May 15

Lesbian Caucus Award
The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project that resonates with the mission of NWSA and the goals of the Lesbian Caucus.
Deadline: May 15