Graduate Student Grants and Fellowships - External

Graduate students in UA Sociology have a strong track record of success in national competitions for external grants and fellowships. Since 2009, our students have received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, including over a dozen dissertation improvement grants. Other institutions awarding fellowships and grants to our students include the American Sociological Association, Fulbright IIE, the Long Taylor Foundation, the Louisville Institute, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. Awards received or active since 2009 are listed below.

National Science Foundation

  • Alexander B. Kinney (Co-PI with Joseph Galaskiewicz)
    "The Green Rush: Institution Work and Relational Pragmatics in the U.S. Cannabis Industry"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvemant Award, 2019-2020, $12,977
  • Beksahn Allen Jang (Co-PI with Joseph Galaskiewicz)
    "The Asian Puzzle: Political Incorporation of Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award, 2019-2020, $14,137
  • Hannah E. Clarke (Co-PI with Jane Zavisca)
    "Paying for College and Uncertainty"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2017-2018, $11,973
  • Kate Freeman-Anderson (Co-PI with Joseph Galaskiewicz)
    “The Role of Health-Promoting Community Organizations in Urban Neighborhoods”
    Dissertation Improvement Grant 2014-2015 $6,334.
  • Jurgita Abromaviciute (with Linda Molm, and Erin Leahey)
    "Deconstructing Bias: How Partnership Status Modifies the Motherhood Penalty and Fatherhood Bonus"
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2014-2015, $5,954
  • Kelly Bergstrand (with Linda Molm, advisor)
    Determinants of Social Movement Participation
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2011-13, $8,722
  • Cindy L. Cain (with Don Grant, advisor)
    “Hospice Care Workers and Emotion Management in the Workplace"
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2011-13, $9,675
  • John "Taylor" Danielson (with Robin Stryker, advisor)
    “Migration, Nationalism, and Welfare State Reform"
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2013-14, $11,208
  • Jessie Finch
    Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-14, $90,000
  • Jessie Finch (with Robin Stryker, advisor)
    “Managing Conflicting Social and Work Identities"
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2014-15, $11,923
  • Laura Hunter (with Erin Leahey, advisor)
    "The Role of Gender in Evaluations of Scientific Competence”
    Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009-10, $9,252
  • Sharon Koppman (with Erin Leahey, advisor)
    "Socialization and Creativity in the Advertising Industry"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2011-13, $7,002
  • Leahey, Erin (PI), and David J. McBee (Co-PI) 
    "Research Obstacles and Problem Solving in Scientific R&D Teams", 2016, $29,421
  • Dave Melamed (with Linda Molm, advisor)
    "Status Characteristics and Justice Evaluations”
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2010,  $8,540
  • Paola Molina (with Linda Molm, advisor)
    "The Effects of Gender and Family on Intentions to Further Migrate”
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009-11, $10,000
  • Sosuke Okada (with Joeseph Galaskiewicz, advisor)
     "Testing the Intrinsic Benefit Model of Cultural Signaling”
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2010-11, $6,457
  • Scott Savage (with Linda Molm, advisor)
     "Forms of Exchange: Uncertainty and Retention in Social Networks”
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2010-11, $8,699
  • Eric Schoon
    Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013, $90,000
  • Ryan Seebruck (with Joseph Galaskiewicz, advisor)
    "Managing Teacher Labor Markets"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2012-13, $9,400
  • Lisa Theibaud (with Lane Kenworthy, advisor)
    "Explaining Welfare Generosity Trajectories Across US States, 1911-1996"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009-10, $10,000
  • Matthew Ward
    "Conservative Activism: A Comparative Study of Anti-Immigration Vigilance Groups"
    Graduate Research Fellowship,  2007-9 and 2010-11, $90,000
  • Monica Whitham (with Linda Molm, advisor)
    "Social Identity, Cooperation, and Social Exchanges"
    Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant,  2010-12, $8,736

American Sociological Association

  • Dave Melamed
    Mathematical Sociology Section
    Outstanding Dissertation-in-Progress Research Grant, $1,000

Association for Institutional Research

  • Sondra N. Barringer
    Dissertation Grant, 2012, $20,000
    In association with the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative

Ford Foundation

  • Daniel Martinez (co-PI, with Scott  Whiteford, PI, and Jeremy Slack, co-PI)
    "Migrant Border Crossing Study: (In)security and Violence on the Border"
    Research Grant, 2009

Fulbright, Institute of International Education (IIE)

  • Nadina Anderson
    Fulbright Fellow to Ukraine, 2014, $25,422
  • Ryan Seebruck
  • Fulbright Fellow to Japan, 2012, $25,422
  • Ryan Seebruck
    Fulbright Fellow to Japan, 2011, $51,278

Helen Roberti Charitable Trust

  • Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
    Merit Scholarship, 2016, $5000

Long Taylor Foundation

  • Kelly Bergstrand
    Scholarship, 2010, $10,000
  • Katrina Running
    Scholarship, 2010-12, $24,750

Louisville Institute

  • Gary Adler
    Doctoral Fellowship, 2009, $19,000

National Academy of Sciences

  • Katrina Running
    Young Scientists Summer Program Fellowship, 2010, $7,500

P.E.O. Sisterhood 

  • Heidi Reynolds-Stenson
    P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2016, $15,000
  • Jessie K. Finch
    P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2014, $15,000

Religious Research Institute

  • Laura Andrews
    "God is Great, God is Green: Evangelicals in the Environmental Movement"
     Constant H. Jacquet Research Award, 2010, $3,500

Research Data Alliance

  • Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
    Research Data Alliance Fellowship, 2017, $5,000

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
    Health Policy Research Scholars Doctoral Fellowship, 2016, $120,000

Social Science Research Council

  • Nadina Anderson
    "Trust and Civil Society in Ukraine: Discovering Migration Mechanisms" 
    Eurasia Program Pre-Dissertation Award, 2013, $3,000

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

  • Gary Adler
    Student Research Award, 2009, $3,000
  • Amanda Schutz
    “Organized Non-Religion: Individual and Collective Identity Among Nonbelievers”
    Student Research Award, 2014, $2250

Spencer Foundation

  • Kelly Bergstrand (Co-investigator with Kraig Beyerlein, PI)
    “Explaining the Moblization and Consequences of Young Adults' Civic Action: The Case of Humanitarian Aid to Migrants Along the United States-Mexico Border”
    2011, $39,500

US Department of State

  • Ryan Seebruck
    Boren Fellowship, 2011, $18,100