American Sociological Association

Student Forum Travel Awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. It is now clear that the global health crisis will not be resolved by August, and a large gathering of people from around the world represents an untenable health risk. Read the full anouncement from the Executive Director.

Deadline: April 1st

About the Student Forum

The American Sociological Association’s Student Forum was established in 1998 as a means to represent its student members’ voices, ideas, and opinions. The Student Forum provides various resources for both graduate and undergraduate sociology students, while also helping students establish networks, and encouraging their professional development. Individuals who join the ASA as student members will automatically become members of the Student Forum and will receive mailings and electronic communication from the Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB). For more information about the Student Forum, please click here.

General Information

The ASA and Student Forum Advisory Board are pleased to announce that the ASA Council is making funds available to support the Student Forum Travel Awards. ASA anticipates granting approximately 45 travel awards in the amount of $250 each. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting. All applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding to cover expenses associated with attending the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate sociology degree in an academic institution and a current student member of ASA at the time of application. Participation in the Annual Meeting program (e.g., paper sessions, roundtables), purpose for attending (e.g., workshop training, Honors Program participation), student financial need, availability of other forms of support, matching funds, and potential benefit to the student are among the factors taken into account in making awards. A travel award committee of the ASA Student Forum convened especially for this purpose will select awardees.

The application link is available now, with a deadline of April 1st, 11:59PM (Eastern Time). Decisions are announced by June 1. For more information, please contact the ASA office via email at:


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