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Field Institute Program Student Internship

The pay is $7.00 per hour and you work at the Field Institute in San Francisco for a quarter or a semester.  Good opportunity if you are interested in doing survey research as a career or as part of graduate school.  For more information, e-mail Ted Anagnoson, Chair of Political science at

American Minority Fellowships at Boston College

Boston College has fellowships which carry full tuition scholarship and a stipend of at least $16,000 for the 2002-2003 nine month academic year.  Awards may be renewed for up to five years.  Doctoral graduate programs include: Biology, Chemistry, History, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Education, and Sociology.  Interested students can contact Stephanie Autrieth, Assistant Dean at Boston College at to obtain documents.

Call for 2002 MFP Competition

The ASA Minority Affairs Program announces its competition for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) for 2002-2003.  The MFP fellowship is a predoctoral training program intended for underrepresented minorities primarily interested in mental health issues and research.  Research on the social dimensions of mental health includes attention to prevention and to causes, consequences, adaptations, and interventions.

In addition, funds are available for predoctoral fellowships in all areas of Sociology.  However, there are a smaller number of these fellowships available.

An annual stipend of $15,060 is provided for ASA/NIMH fellows, and the general ASA fellowships are a minimum of $13,000.  Also, arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with universities or departments.  Approximately 10-12 new awards are made each year.  The MFP Fellowship Program provides a package of additional training and mentoring in addition to the stipend.

Applicants must submit their complete application package to the Minority Fellowship Program (in one package) by December 31, 2001.  The complete application package consists of:

(1) Fellowship Application
(2) Essays
(3) Three (3) letters of recommendation
(4) Official Transcripts
(5) Other supporting documents (optional) (e.g., curriculum vitae or resume, research papers published or presented at professional conferences, GRE scores, etc.)

Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card, and must be accepted and/or enrolled in a full-time Sociology doctoral program in the United States.  In addition, applicants must be members of a racial or ethnic group, including Blacks/African American, Latinos (e.g., Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian) or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino).

For application forms and additional information, write: The American Sociological Association, Minority Fellowship Program, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202)383-9005, ext. 322 or