PhD Scholarship Program: The University of Padova (Italy) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created two scholarship programmes to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Padova. Our Phd School in Social Sciences participates to these programmes. Our PhD programme is distinctive because is firmly located within a broadly defined social science tradition. Our students draw on any of the different fields of cultural construction, as well as communication processes, world migration, religious behaviours, gender studies, social construction of normality and deviance, labour studies. If some of your students are interested in applying for these PhDs research opportunities deadline is January 19, 2018: http://www.unipd.it/en/scholarships-chinese-phd-students
Distinguished Scholarly Article Award
The LLM section is sponsoring the Distinguished Scholarly Article Award for outstanding scholarship for the best article published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. The article is open to both qualitative and quantitative orientations and can reflect work that is U.S. - based or global in scope. Section members are strongly urged to nominate articles for the prize. Self - nominations are welcome. In order to be considered by the committee, the author (or authors) must join or be members of the Labor section. Nominations must in- clude an electronic copy of (or link to) the article, and all nominations must be received no later than March 1, 2018 . Please send all nominations to the chair of the award committee, Penny Lewis, at email@example.com
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
The LLM's section's book award goes to what the Book Award Committee judges "the best book published in the sociology of work, the labor process, the working class, labor unions, or working class movements, based on original research." To qualify, the book must have been published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, and the author must be a section member at the time of nomination. No more than one book nomina- tion per person. Please send your nomination to the committee chair, Joshua Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than February 1, 2018 . Upon receipt of your email nomination, you will be provided with the mail- ing addresses of the award committee members. Nominators/Nominees/Publishers will have until March 1, 2018 to send hard-copies to the seven (7) committee members .
Distinguished Student Paper Award
The LLM section's Distinguished Student Paper Award goes to the best paper written by a graduate student between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. All methodological orientations and substantive topics relat- ed to labor and/or labor movements are welcome. Published papers, papers under review, and unpublished article-length manuscripts are eligible. Authors must be enrolled students at the time the paper was written and cannot have won the student paper award in the previous 3 years. In addition, authors must be members of the LLM section at the time of submission. The winner receives $150. Section members may self - nominate, and faculty should encourage graduate students to submit promising work. Nominations must include an electronic copy of the paper and must be sent no later than March 1, 2018 to the Distinguished Student Paper Award committee chair, Jasmine Kerrissey, at email@example.com
Call for 2016 Working-Class Studies Association Annual Award Submissions Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 20th, 2017
The Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2016. Award categories are:
To be eligible, works must have been published (in the case of books or articles) or completed (in the case of films and dissertations) between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
To nominate a work for consideration, please send three hard copies (submit books and dissertations on paper, other materials may be submitted on paper or in electronic form) with a cover letter, identifying the category in which you are nominating the work and a brief explanation of why you think the work deserves recognition.
Nominations are due by January 20th 2017. Submit electronic nominations to: Tim Strangleman: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF, UK
Books nominations should be sent to: c/o Dr. Christie Launius, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sage Hall 3457, UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901
For more information on the awards, contact Tim Strangleman, WCSA Past-President, at email@example.com
Winners will be announced at the 2017 Working Class Studies Association conference at, May 31 to June 3, 2017, on the campus of Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. Winners will receive free conference registration and a plaque.
Details of the awards and past winners can be found on the WCSA website: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Call for Awards Nominations
Remaining Key Deadlines:
3/31/15: Distinguished Scholarly Article Award
4/1/15: Distinguished Student Paper Award
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Call for Awards Nominations. Head to:
Remaining Key Deadlines:
3/31/15: Distinguished Scholarly Article Award
4/1/15: Distinguished Student Paper Award
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Call for Awards Nominations
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-Sponsored by Critical Sociology
The Labor and Labor Movements section sponsors the Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-Sponsored by Critical Sociology as an award for the best paper written by a graduate student in the previous year. Published papers, papers under review, and unpublished article-length manuscripts are eligible. The paper must have been written between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, and the author must have been enrolled as a graduate student at the time the paper was written. Those that have won the student paper award in the previous 3 years are not eligible. The winner receives $500 ($250 of which is funded by Critical Sociology). The winning paper and runners-up will receive editorial feedback from the committee and are encouraged to submit the paper to Critical Sociology for the standard review process. All methodological orientations and substantive topics related to labor and/or labor movements are welcome. Section members are encouraged to self-nominate and faculty to encourage graduate students to submit promising work. Nominations must include an electronic copy of the paper and must be sent no later than April 1, 2015 to the Distinguished Student Paper Award, Co-sponsored by Critical Sociology, committee chair, Jeff Sallaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Article Award
The Labor and Labor Movements section gives an annual award for the Distinguished Scholarly Article. For 2014, the distinguished scholarly article award will go to the best article published between January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. The article is open to both qualitative and quantitative orientations and can reflect work that is U.S.-based or global in scope. Section members are strongly urged to nominate articles for the prize. Self-nominations are always welcomed. All nominations must be received no later than March 31, 2015. Please send all nominations to the chair of the awards committee, Marcos Lopez at email@example.com.
Section on Labor and Labor Movements Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
The LLM's section's book award goes to what the Book Award Committee judges "the best book published in the sociology of work, the labor process, the working class, labor unions, or working class movements, based on original research." To qualify, the book must have been published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. You may nominate more than one book. Please send your nomination(s) to the committee Chair, Belinda Lum at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than January 15, 2015.
Call for Papers
The ASA Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB) would like to invite students to submit their papers for participation in the 2015 Annual Meeting held in Chicago, IL. Papers are peer reviewed and up to five papers will be selected to present in one of two paper sessions. Those who are not selected will be considered for round table session. This year the theme of the conference is Sexualities and we encourage student to submit on the topic theme (though it is not necessary).
Each year the SFAB also selects a paper award winner out of the collection of papers we receive. The winner receives a $100 award upon notification and a $225 Student Forum travel award to help defray travel expenses to the Annual Meeting.
The online paper submission portal is now open and will be until the ( ) deadline. For more information about the award, submissions, and funding available to students please visit our webpage:http://www.asanet.org/students/forum.cfm
Call for Reviewers
The ASA SFAB team would like to invite students and faculty members to volunteer as reviewers for this year’s student paper submissions. Papers are peer reviewed and each year up to five papers are selected to be in one of two paper sessions. Those who are not selected will be considered for round table session. This year the theme of the conference is Sexualities, and we encourage students to submit on the topic theme (though it is not necessary).
Each year the SFAB also selects a paper award winner, based on reviewer input, out of the collection of papers we receive. The winner receives a $100 award upon notification and a $225 Student Forum travel to help defray travel expenses to the Annual Meeting.
The 2015 online paper submission portal is now open and will remain open until the deadline on January 7, 2015 at 3pm EST. Reviewers will need to be available between mid-January and the end of February for the process. New this year is an invitation to faculty members that would also like to volunteer their time to review. This was added in order to make our internal review process more rigorous and provide additional support to those students who wish to publish in the future.
If you are interested please see the attached form and peer review document and return to Nicole MacInnis no later than January 15, 2015. For more information about the award, submissions, peer review, paper processes, and funding available to students please visit our webpage http://www.asanet.org/students/forum.cfm.
Please feel free to pass the call for papers and call for reviewers to anyone interested, both students and faculty members. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole.
Enjoy your winter break,
The Student Forum Advisory Panel
ASA Awarded Support for Travel Grants for the ISA World Congress
Applications Are Due March 14, 12:00 p.m. (EST)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced an award of $63,250 to the American Sociological Association in support of travel by
sociologists in the United States to the XVIII International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology to be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 13–19, 2014. The Congress theme is “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology,” and features sessions focusing on inequalities in different social contexts and situations in an increasingly interconnected, interdependent, and globalized world. For more information about the World Congress see www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/.
The ASA Executive Office will administer the travel program. Criteria for a competitive award include an invitation to present or acceptance of a paper, the scientific merit of the paper, and the qualifications of the applicant. A committee of sociological scholars will review applications and make recommendations for awards. ASA will seek a balance in the travel awards to ensure that scholars at all levels of experience and at all types of institutions receive travel support. In administering the travel grant program, the ASA encourages young scholars, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women to apply for travel support.
The Call for Applications for travel support is posted at www.asanet.org/funding/isa_announcement.cfm. Contact Jordan Robison at email@example.com if you have any questions.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Travel Grants for ISA Meeting Applications Are Due March 14, 2014 12:00 pm (EST)
XVIII World Congress of Sociology Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
The American Sociological Association (ASA) invites applications for travel support to the XVIII World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA) in Yokohama, Japan, on July 13-19, 2014. ASA received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) effective January 1, 2014, in support of travel by U.S. sociologists to this important international meeting.
Travel awards may only be used to defray the costs of jet economy round-trip airfare between the awardee’s home or institution and Tokyo (Yokohama, the site of the World Congress is less than 20 miles from Tokyo). Costs for trains, taxis, and other local travel will not be covered under this grant, nor will meals and lodging.
NSF Travel guidelines set forth in F.L. 26, "Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Award Grant Special Conditions," dated January 14, 2013, are applicable. See http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/fl26/fl26_113.pdf.
Eligibility: To be eligible for travel support under this grant, applicants must:
Online Application Form:
See <www.asanet.org/forms/isa/user.cfm> for instructions and to submit your application on to the secure website. Applications must be received by 12:00 pm EST on March 14, 2014.
The online application form seeks two general types of information:
For paper presentations:
Other participating roles:
Aside from paper presentations, acceptable participation at the World Congress includes: preparing an invited address, organizing/chairing a Research Committee session, or having another governance role in the ISA. Applicants should fully describe (a) their role in the ISA World Congress, and (b) the scholarly or scientific merit and implications of their participation for the internationalization of sociology.
Statements confirming participation in the World Congress and a 2-page resume
The online form also asks applicants to upload a: (a) statement confirming their participation in the World Congress, and (b) 2-page resume.
Applicants who receive awards must sign a form agreeing to terms of the Travel Support Program, which include acknowledging the NSF travel support in any papers or publications derived from participation in the World Congress. After attending the Congress, award recipients must submit a brief report on their World Congress activities along with a copy of their airfare ticketing receipt.
Criteria for Ranking of Awards: A Selection Committee of sociological scholars will be established by the ASA Executive Office to evaluate and rank the applications for awards. In ranking applications for awards, the Selection Committee will be guided by several broad principles:
LRAN connects workers’ rights organizations, academics and students with the shared goal of building workplace and economic power for working people in the United States. One of the organization’s key objectives is to help develop the next generation of labor academics and scholars.LRAN is pleased to announce a competition for research grants for graduate students working on labor-focused projects, defined broadly. Proposals will be judged on the basis of overall quality, but projects with direct relevance to workers and their organizations may be given priority. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, and students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
LRAN will award one or more grants totaling $6,000. Applicants should submit (preferably as a single PDF):
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “LRAN New Scholars Research Grant” in the subject line.
Grantees will be asked to report on their research at the 2014 annual LRAN Conference, travel to which will be provided. Funds will be disbursed as reimbursement for budgeted research expenses. No funds may be used for overhead, tuition or fees at the applicant’s university.
Deadlines for application is December 15, 2013, with winners announced in early 2014. For more information on LRAN, see http://www.lranetwork.org.
LRAN is pleased to announce a competition for research grants for academic faculty members and other Ph.Ds who are working on labor-focused projects, defined broadly. Proposals will be judged on the basis of overall quality, but projects with direct relevance to workers and their organizations and/or those undertaken by applicants early in their careers may be given priority. Postdoctoral researchers and other academics not on the tenure track are especially encouraged to apply; applicants must have completed a Ph.D or equivalent.
LRAN will make one or more grants totaling $6,000. Applicants should submit (preferably as a single PDF):
name, email and phone number for the applicant’s contact at the organization.
Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com with “LRAN Faculty Research Grant” in the subject line.
Grantees may be asked to report on their research at the 2014 annual LRAN Conference, travel to which will be provided. Funds will be disbursed as reimbursement for budgeted research expenses. No funds may be used for overhead or release time at the applicant’s university.
Deadline for application is December 15, 2013, with winners announced in early 2014. For more information on LRAN, see http://www.lranetwork.org.
The Industry Studies Association (ISA) is pleased to invite nominations for its Annual Dissertation Award competition. The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding doctoral research in the area of industry studies. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize.
Nominations are due by September 20, 2013, but can be submitted at any time. For more information about the nomination and selection processes, please visit: (http://www.industrystudies.org/page/dissertationaward).
To be eligible for the competition, candidates must have completed a doctoral dissertation in economics, management, engineering, political science, sociology, or in a related or interdisciplinary field between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Candidates must have successfully defended their dissertations and received the final approval and all required sign-offs on their dissertation document by June 30, 2013.
We hope you consider nominating a promising graduate student for this award and please feel free to post this announcement to other appropriate email distribution lists.
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