It's that time of year! Please don't forget to renew your membership to the Section, and consider gifting a membership to a student or colleague. Student memberships are $6, and $14 for regular members.
Here's a friendly guide on how to gift a membership:
GIFT MEMBERSHIP INSTRUCTIONS
ASA members can gift an ASA membership for students or section memberships for any membership type at https://asa.enoah.com (Login required).
To purchase a gift ASA membership for students
Once logged into the member portal, please click “Purchase a gift membership for a student” under the Contribute/Give heading. Students can be searched by name through the online member database. A new contact record can be created by the member if the student is not found in the database.
Your gift will be redeemable by the recipient for a ASA student membership (or a $51 discount on another membership type). Your gift recipient will receive their gift credit via email immediately after your purchase. Gift memberships are not refundable if unredeemed by the end of the 2018 membership year, September 30, 2018. Gift memberships are not tax deductible.
The deadline for a 2018 gift ASA membership for students is July 31, 2018.
To purchase a gift section membership
Once logged into the member portal, please click “Purchase a gift section membership” under the Contribute/Give heading. Select the section and search for your recipient by name. Section membership requires 2018 ASA membership. Only 2018 ASA members who do not already have a membership in that section are eligible to receive a gift. Your recipient will receive an e-mail immediately after your payment notifying them of the section gift. (Your name will be included in this message). If the recipient declines the gift within 30 days of receipt, you will receive a refund by mail. Gifts are not tax deductible.
The deadline for a 2018 gift section membership additions is July 31, 2018.
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to let you know of a funding opportunity that may be of interest to you and/or your colleagues. We are one of the few foundations that exclusively funds research, and one of the only to support research that studies the uptake of research evidence in policy, programs, and practice. As we enter the second phase of this work, we are interested in learning strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people.
Our new focus includes:
• Investigations to identify and test the structural and social conditions that foster more routine and constructive uses of existing research evidence.
• Studies to identify and test the incentives, structures, and relationships that facilitate the production of new research evidence that responds to decision making needs.
• Studies that investigate whether and under what conditions using high quality research evidence improves decision making and youth outcomes.
Quick facts about funding:
• Focus Areas: Our two research interests, reducing inequality and the use of research evidence, are focused on young people between ages 5 and 25.
• Award amount: $100,000 to $1,000,000 for two to four years of support
• Letters of Inquiry: Three per year: January, May, and August. The next deadline for LOIs is August 4, 2016. About 5 percent of the letters result in funding.
• Eligibility: Open to researchers at all stages of their career. All applicants must be employed by a tax-exempt institution. Grants are made to the organization, not the individual
•Domains: We generally support studies in education, child welfare, and justice.
+ We value projects that are led by/include members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in academic fields.
We are very excited about this initiative, and invite you to participate and/or share this announcement with colleagues. You can find our updated research grants application guideline and supplementary guidance at: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants.
The Open Society Foundations'™ Youth Initiative requests proposals for up to $10,000 in funding to develop and curate thematic pages on the new global youth portal and community at youthpolicy.org.
The site aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the international sector, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and evaluation.
Potential themes for website pages include, but are not limited to:
Policy fellowships with the Society for Research in Child Development will be available for 2012-2013. We are seeking applicants at all career stages, including tenured faculty, from all disciplines related to child development. A brief description of the program follows. We appreciate your assistance in sharing this announcement with your colleagues and faculty:
SRCD Fellowships in Public Policy
SRCD Policy Fellows - in both Congressional and Executive Branch placements - work as "resident scholars" at the interface of science and policy. The goals of these fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the formation of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the federal policy-making mechanisms.
SRCD Fellows participate with other scientific societies in the fellowship programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Since 1978, SRCD has recruited more than 140 fellows.
Both early and mid-career doctoral level professionals of all scientific disciplinesrelated to child development are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications isDecember 15, 2011. For more information and application instructions, please click here.
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia, a 3-volume library reference to be published in 2013 by SAGE Publications.
While the formal definition of divorce may be fairly concise and straightforward (the legal termination of a marital union, dissolving the bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children and other family members are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that “probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." And outside the United States, there are markedly increased divorce rates across developed countries—divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. In fact, it might be said that a whole “divorce industry” has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII’s divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland only legalized divorce in the latter quarter of the twentieth century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects around the world ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion. Three volumes, comprised of over 500 articles, illuminate what has become a culture of divorce and its impact on society.
This comprehensive project will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. We are now making assignments with a deadline of October 15, 2011.
Each article, ranging from 900 to 4000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editor of the encyclopedia is Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., University of Virginia, who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Payment for the articles are honoraria that range from a $50 book credit from Sage Publications for article submissions up to 1,000 words up to a free copy of the encyclopedia for contributions totaling greater than 10,000 words. More than this, your involvement can help assure that credible and detailed data, descriptions, and analysis are available to students of divorce issues.
The list of available articles (Excel file) submission guidelines, and sample article are prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in divorce issues. Thanks for your time and interest.
The Foundation for Child Development: Changing Faces of America’s Children - Young Scholars Program's goals are to:
- Stimulate basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families.
- Support the career development of young investigators—from the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field—to attain tenure or who have received tenure in the last four years from a college or university in the United States.
Eligible researchers will have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years, and be full-time, faculty members of an institution in the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in one of the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field (e.g., public policy, public health, education, social work, nursing, medicine). Three to four fellowships of up to $150,000 for use over one to three years (and in rare cases, up to five years) will be awarded. Please note tenure equivalent positions are not eligible for the fellowship.
The deadline is November 2, 2011. Additional information is available at:
Questions can be addressed to email@example.com.
Find below archived announcements regarding grants and funding. Future postings regarding grants and funding will be posted in real-time.
Youth Purpose Research Awards
The Stanford Center on Adolescence is excited to open our 2009 Youth Purpose Awards Program. In our 2nd year (2008) we received over 40 applications for four awards. We will be granting up to four awards again this round. The awards are available to scholars in all disciplines. Because you are familiar with the Center, you may know of eligible doctoral students, postdocs, or early-career colleagues in related fields who would be interested in applying. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this funding (up to $10,000) to study youth purpose. A flyer is attached; the text of the flyer in simplified format has also been pasted below.
Additional information is on our web page: http://coaawards.stanford.edu
William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation has a longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice. Our particular focus is on policies and practices that affect youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. In this area, there are significant gaps between research and policy, and between research and practice. Applicants should submit letters of inquiry by May 12, 2009. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due by October 6, 2009. Funding decisions will be made at the Board of Trustees meeting in June 2010, and awards will be made available shortly thereafter. More information is available at http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship:
The Spencer Foundation would like to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2010 Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, and would like to ask for your help in bringing it to the attention of others. As you may know, approximately 30 Fellowships of $25,000 are awarded each year by the Spencer Foundation to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education.
Please note that although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United States.
Past applicants tell us they learned about this fellowship from people like you. Thus, we would appreciate it if you would forward this email to any qualified graduate student(s) you might know and/or to any office which might publicize the fellowship to likely candidates. Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Please visit our website http://www.spencer.org/programs/fellows/dissertation.htm for more information about the Fellowship as well as to apply online and find the full announcement here.
Society for Research in Child Development, Millennium Scholars Program
The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate work in child development and other related disciplines. To that end, the program provides educational and professional development for these undergraduate students, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development.
Applications are sought for Scholars, Junior Mentors, and Senior Mentors. Learn more about the Program on the website, here: http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=128&Itemid=214
Research Scholarships for PhD candidates in the Sociology Department, National University of Singapore
Research Scholarships are available for PhD candidates interested in completing research in the Sociology Department at the National University of Singapore. Two research scholarships are targeted specifically for applicants who have basic knowledge and skills of quantitative research in family, children and youth, social inequality, demography, or social changes in China. Please see information about the research programme and scholarships in the departmental website. http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/ See full announcement here.
Through a generous grant from the Fred H. Bixby Foundation, the Population Council has created the Bixby Fellowship Program to expand opportunities for recently trained population specialists and biomedical researchers. These fellowships allows citizens of developing countries to work with experienced mentors in the Council's international network of offices. Fellows work on projects in one of three program areas: Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Poverty, Gender and Youth. A description of the program and details about application procedures are available on the Council's website at www.popcouncil.org/slr/Bixby/Bixby_home.html. .
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