American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in mental health and drug abuse research. Funded by a training grant sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Association's MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research related to the Nation's mental health and drug abuse research agendas.
Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Blacks/African Americans, Latinos/as (e.g., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian), or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino). Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card.
The annual stipend for each award is $18,000. In addition, arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with universities or departments. $15,000 the ASA -MFP Training awards. In addition, arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with universities or departments.