Student Interest
2020 Graduate Student and Needs-Based Travel Award

2020 Graduate Student and Needs-Based Travel Award

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) and the Membership Committee are pleased to announce that travel awards are available to support the attendance and participation of graduate students and rural scholars with limited travel funds at the annual conference to be held in Westminster, Colorado. These awards will be given on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students and others in defraying costs associated with attending the RSS meeting.  Awardees will be reimbursed at the annual meeting in Westminster.

We anticipate granting awards at the minimum amount of $100 per recipient or at a maximum amount of $300; however, the amount of funds and the number of awards may fluctuate depending on the number of applications and the need described therein.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must be:

  • An active participant of the meeting by presenting a paper during a paper session presenting a poster on research.
  • A student pursuing a degree relevant to rural studies in an academic institution OR able to demonstrate a lack of funds to attend the annual meeting.
    • A member of the Rural Sociological Society at the time of receiving the award.
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Student Award

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is pleased to announce the 2020 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards

In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers, by January 31, 2020. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own deadline and submission process. 

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