1. Rice University Sociology PhD Program

    The Sociology Department at Rice is now in the fourth year of our new doctoral program.  With the help of a generous gift from a Houston-based foundation, we have crafted an exciting, well-funded program that offers specialization in five broad substantive areas: 

    Race and Ethnicity

    Population Health 

    Culture and Religion  

    Urban and Community


    We are a vigorous, diverse, productive, and collaborative research department, also known for excellent mentoring.  With an average of $250,000 per faculty member in grant funding in the last three years, our active research agendas provide abundant opportunities for graduate students, in an apprenticeship model that involves students working with professors on research immediately and continually.  We are also committed to ensuring that students acquire mastery of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.   This is an intentionally small program, with entering cohorts of 4-5 students, all of whom receive full and generous funding for five years. 

    Our current graduate students are the recipients of many prestigious external and internal fellowships, are actively presenting at national conferences, and are publishing with our faculty.

    Rice offers several resources that will provide graduate students with exciting research opportunities:  The Kinder Institute for Urban Research houses research programs in Race, Ethnicity, & CultureUrban Health; and the Houston Education Research Consortium which is an unique research collaboration with our Houston Independent School District.  The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance supports international and domestic research on religion.  The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas generates analyses of key social and public policy issues, and our Postdoctoral Fellows Program, currently nine postdocs strong, provides graduate students additional collaborative and mentoring opportunities. 

     For more detailed information, please visit us at:  And of course, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

    Our program emphasizes intensive mentoring from faculty; strong mixed-methods training; and research experience from day one. 


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  3. Projects for Peace

    $10,000 grant for Grassroots Projects for Peace to be implemented in Summer 2015

    Colgate is pleased to announce the 9th annual competition for a $10,000 award, from the Davis Projects for Peace Program, for “grassroots projects for peace” that can be implemented during the summer of 2015

    The competition is open to all current Colgate studentsStudents may submit proposals individually or in groups, for projects to be carried out in the U.S. or abroad.

    Please see the attached announcement for details of the competition and guidelines for proposals. Proposal deadline is Monday, January 12, 2015.

    For students interested in applying, please attend the information session:

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    11:30 AM

    Lathrop 308

    Bring your ideas, meet with members of the selection committee, and get tips on what makes a good application to Projects for Peace.


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  7. Poster Session for Undergraduate Anthropology

    First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology

    Undergraduate students are an increasingly important element in the production of anthropological knowledge. In its best form, undergraduate research can be seen as an apprenticeship, wherein the novitiate is granted a partnership and some degree of agency in pushing the boundaries of and crossing into new frontiers of shared knowledge. Collaboration with undergraduate students in research is one of the important ways we can facilitate innovation within our discipline. Their research breaks down classroom/research boundaries, focuses on the importance of experiential learning, and exploits the naiveté and vigor of students not yet indoctrinated into paradigmatic complacency. Undergraduate students can be agents and partners in reshaping the landscape of anthropology. The importance of undergraduate research and scholarly activity is underscored both in financial support by federal-level agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Institutes of Health, and the growing number of faculty-student collaborations in anthropology departments across the globe. Through their engagement, undergraduate students challenge current boundaries and present their findings in the inter-disciplinary medium of visual posters to enrich anthropological inquiry into the human experience.

    This session is generously sponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology. Students are encouraged to highlight both their work and their visual acumen via research posters of their projects. The SVA will evaluate all entries in this session and recognize exemplary posters – that is, those that maximize the possibilities of the format – with a prize.

    Interest students must

    (1) Become a student member of the AAA, if they have not already.

    (2) Register for the conference at

    (3) Upload their poster title and abstract by April 10. Our session is sponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology, so please indicate them as the reviewer. Choose “First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology” as the poster session in which you would like to participate.

    (4) Send Dr. Deb Rotman ( a copy of the following information

                    Student name(s)

                    Email contact(s)

                    Poster title

                    Poster abstract


  8. Call for Submissions - Journal of Undergraduate Anthropology

    The Undergraduate Anthropology Association of Binghamton University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for Issue 4 of the Journal of Undergraduate Anthropology

    This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to publish their academic work in a peer-edited scholarly journal. We are accepting original anthropological research papers, essays (about study abroad, field school, or international internship experiences), honors theses, and photographs. 

    For more details about submission guidelines and to read past issues of the Journal, visit our website: Any questions can be sent to The deadline for submission is April 1st


  9. Online Course in Social Entrepreneurship

    The Fort Hays State University Sociology Program is interested in doing our part to promote a world of people whose care extends across oceans and reaches our neighbors next door. 

    So, we developed a short, five week course to help you build confidence in your already great ideas or give you some inspiration to start thinking of ways that you can use what you already know and care about to make a difference! The course is based on the principles of Social Entrepreneurship. Basically, Social Entrepreneurship is the use of innovation to find new ways to help people in need.

     The course follows the wildly successful delivery model known as MOOC, developed by early leaders such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard Universities. MOOC is an acronym for Massive, Open, Online, Course. That means that there is no limit to the amount of students who can enroll, and it is COMPLETELY FREE for everyone, anywhere in the world who has access to the Internet.  

    We offered the first, five week course beginning in October 2013 with 844 students enrolled from 54 countries. More than 25% of the nations in the world were represented! 

    The course is very simple and laid back. Students watch video lectures made available through the course site at their own pace. We made discussion forums on the course site and a student developed Facebook page to make connecting easier. Dr. Campbell will be available to answer several student questions that are submitted through the course site each day during the five weeks. Students have the option to take two short quizzes for an official MOOC digital badge. After the free MOOC has ended, students have the option to take a comprehensive exam for $25 at the end of the course and with a score of 70% or higher, earn a Department certificate of completion in the Social Entrepreneurship MOOC through Fort Hays State University.

    We will be offering our next Social Entrepreneurship MOOC beginning on March 26th! Enrollment is now open! 

    Learn more about the course by following this link:

    Enroll in the course by following this link:

    The Student Facebook page can be found by searching for “Student Social Entrepreneurs – FHSU”

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email


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