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ASA Congressional Felllowship: The Sydney S. Spivack Program in. Applied Social Research and Social Policy

Date posted: 06/11/2010

Award: The stipend for the Fellowship is $66,000 for 12 months

Field: sociology, doctoral candidate

Eligibility: Graduate students finishing their PhDs; must have letter of recomendation from advisor; application should highlight the link between one's sociological expertise and a current policy issue; include time span available to do the fellowship placement.

Contact Information:

Name: Karina Havrilla
Phone: 202 383-9005x322
Fax: 202 638-0882
Address: ASA Congressional Fellowship 1430 K Street, NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: Spivack@asanet.org
Web site: http://www.asanet.org/funding/index.cfm

Additional information:

The ASA encourages applications for the Congressional Fellowship. The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington, DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office. This intensive twelve month (September to September) experience reveals the intricacies of the policy making process to the sociological fellow, and shows the usefulness of sociological data and concepts to policy issues. Each applicant should have a general idea about the area of interest, some experience in client-driven work, good writing skills, and a commitment to the policy process. It is helpful to investigate some placement possibilities in advance, or to suggest some in the letter of interest. The application should highlight the link between one's sociological expertise and a current policy issue.

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