The American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) supports the training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. MFP selects talented doctoral students to ensure that a diverse workforce can assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society. For 45 years, the MFP has supported more than 500 Fellows. Fellows' interest areas include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity. In addition to providing financial support, MFP works with Fellows and their faculty mentors to prepare the Fellow for a research career. MFP plans workshops and paper sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting, offers travel support to scientific conferences, and fosters the development of Fellows' formal and informal networks.
The annual stipend is $18,000. Arrangements for the payments of tuition are made with universities. Limited funds available for travel to the ASA Annual Meeting each August, regional or aligned association meetings in the spring or fall, and professional development training programs and workshops. Applications are due January 31. The Advisory Panel convenes annually in early spring to select finalists and awards are announced by April 30.