Fund for the Advancement (FAD) of the Discipline Awards

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Fund for the Advancement (FAD) of the Discipline Awards

The American Sociological Association (ASA) invites applications for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. The award money is eligible for the individuals who are early in their careers, at community colleges, or based at other institutions.

The purpose of this program is to bring up the development of scientific knowledge through groundbreaking research initiatives, funding small and other important scientific research activities such as conferences.

The American Sociological Association is a non for profit organization. It is committed to advancing the discipline or profession of sociology. The foundation was established in December 1905 as the American Sociological Society at Johns Hopkins University with a group of fifty people, the first president of the association would be Lester Frank Ward.

Brief Description

Organization The American Sociological Association (ASA)
Educational Level Undergraduate Students
Subjects Any
Amount $8,000
Mode of Access Online
Number of Awards Undefined
City Any
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline December 15, 2020
Application Fees Nil
Requirements Academic Record


Who May Be Eligible?

Eligible criteria include the given elements:

  • The applicant must be a current ASA member.
  • Priority is given to students who have not previously taken a FAD award. The selection group consists of members of the ASA Council.

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit a 100 to 200 word abstract of the research or conference topic in a PDF file and fill out this application form. All the application materials must be submitted until midnight on the date of the application deadline.


FAD awards provide scholars with $8,000 for innovative research that has the potential for challenging the subject, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration.

Application Deadline

The next deadline to submit the application is December 15, 2020

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