National Awards

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

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Five College Women’s Studies Research Center

Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To support this work, the Center established its Associates Program more than 25 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Provided with office space and access to extensive consortium resources, Associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and local faculty in a variety of settings.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

  • Kamryn Warren spent the 2015-2016 academic year supported by a Fulbright student research grant in Nepal to collect dissertation data
  • Farhan Yousaf attended the University of Connecticut on a Fulbright until 2015
  • Byan Greene awarded a Fulbright to study anti-Blackness in Poland

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

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Network for the Social Scientific Study of Science and Religion

The Network for the Social Scientific Study of Science and Religion (N4SR) was established in 2011 to promote empirical research on the relationship between science and religion. The objectives of the N4SR are as follows:

1) Promote rigorous social scientific exploration of the social relationship between science and religion.

2) Enhance the quality and visibility of research in this area.

3) Advance research-based contributions to policy advisors contemplating problems associated with the science-religion interface.

4) Support social science scholars who study science and religion by providing recent research, news, and other relevant professional resources.

To further these goals, the co-facilitators recently obtained a 2.9 million dollar grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to build up research in this area.  The funds are being distributed to scholars to conduct research in this area.

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Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship

Sociologists for Women in Society has worked hard to build a coalition of women scholars who share concerns about the status of women both domestically and internationally. In keeping with that mission, SWS established a Women of Color Scholarship at its annual meeting in February 2007. The primary purposes of the scholarship are:

  1. To offer support to women and non-binary scholars of color who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally.
  2. To increase the network and participation of students and professionals of color in SWS and beyond.

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Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began their study in a community college or technical school. A student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited Ph.D. program in sociology in the U.S. is eligible to apply if they studied at a U.S. two-year college either part-time or full-time for the equivalent of at least one full academic year that was not part of a high-school dual-enrollment or enrichment program. Students who attended the international equivalent of a U.S. two-year college are also welcome to apply.

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