External Funding

External funding opportunities for graduate students

There are many external funding opportunities for graduate students in Sociology. You will benefit from getting to know the organizations listed below—become familiar with their requirements and forms of support.

During recent academic years, we have had graduate students supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Program, the Spencer Foundation, The American Educational Research Association, The American Association of University Women, and the Sloan Foundation.

Our advanced students are also provided financial assistance by faculty members’ research grants. In recent years, our students have been supported by grants from the NIMH, National Institutes of Aging, National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and others. Our faculty’s reputation for outstanding sociological research makes it likely that these (or other) external sources of funding for graduate students will continue in the years ahead.