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The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships.

The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as integrate them within the WFRN research community.  Fellows receive membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to attend a preconference and the 2018 WFRN Conference (to be held June 21-23 in Washington DC). Fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship. 

To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2015 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Information about the program and application materials can be found at https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/early-career-fellowship-program. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2017. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU. 

SocArXiv encourages ASA sections to open their awards.

  1. Read about the details on the SocArXiv Blog. We have money!
  2. Get SOAR on the agenda of your council or membership meeting this August in Montreal. Let us know if you’d like a SocArXiv Steering Committee Member to attend your meeting. We’re happy to provide information, answer questions, and talk through what the process may look like for your section.
  3. Individuals can participate too. If your ASA section does not participate, but you are submitting a paper for their award, upload the paper to SocArXiv before the award submission deadline. If you win the award, let us know and we will give you $250.

Reach out to us at socarxiv@gmail.com if you have questions or if we can help!

The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation aims to deliver rigorous and independent research on how the reputations of individuals, corporations, and institutions around the world are created, sustained, destroyed, and rebuilt.

The Centre has established this Award to recognize and reward significant scholarly contributions to the literature. The Award comes with a £1,000 prize and funded attendance to the 2017 Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Annual Symposium, to be held 30 August-1 September 2017 at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The winner is invited to participate in a workshop for emerging scholars at the Symposium, which will be led by distinguished researchers in the field.

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Social Currents is seeking a new editor or editorial team to begin a three year term that will run from January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022, with the transition between editorial offices beginning summer 2018. Social Currents is the official journal of the Southern Sociological Society and publishes six issues a year. The journal is a broad-ranging social science journal that focuses on cutting-edge research from all methodological and theoretical orientations with implications for national and international sociological communities. The uniqueness of Social Currents lies in its format. The front end of every issue is devoted to short, theoretical, agenda-setting contributions and brief, empirical and policy-related pieces. The back end of every issue includes standard journal articles that cover topics within specific subfields of sociology, as well as across the social sciences more broadly. Currently the journal accepts about 15% of its submissions and receives approximately 225-250 submissions per year.
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From Cristina Morales: 

I am the organizer of the Southwestern Social Science Association’s (SSSA) Silent Auction to benefit ASA’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).  We are encouraging members of ASA to continue supporting the development and training of sociologists by donating auction materials.  Each year, SSSA conference attendees are introduced to academic books through the silent auction that they are then able to consider for course adoption, use to inform their research, and engage with in preparation for courses.

I urge you to donate your book(s) or to contact your publishers and request that they donate to SSSA’s Silent Auction.  100% of the proceeds from the Silent Auction go directly to ASA’s MFP.

 Please mail your books or any items that you think may be of interest to academics by March 31st, 2017 to: Maria Cristina Morales, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Dr., El Paso, TX 79968.