Sociology Research Awards

The sociology department offers small research awards to students pursuing honors theses or other independent research. The awards can support any research-related activity (e.g., interview transcription, purchasing of a dataset, travel to do field work, etc.).

Research Awards Applications

Sociology Research Awards Applications are due by Friday, October 13, 2023 to the department chair Marc Dixon and should include the following:

Research proposal

This should cover the research question and its significance, other relevant works on the topic, and the study design. Proposals should be 4-5 pages in length (double-spaced), not including references, additional figures, etc.


Itemized budget and budget justification - one page

Advisor approval

Approval from faculty research advisor (either by e-mail to the chair or additional signed page to the application).


Please consult with your faculty research advisor to determine whether your project needs to be reviewed by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. The review process can be lengthy so if there is any chance that your project will require review, submit your materials to CPHS as early as possible (on or before the application deadline).