Almost one-half of MSS’s 1300 members are students of sociology.
Did you know that MSS…..
- helps many student members pay their travel costs to the MSS annual meeting?
- sponsors an annual student paper competition with cash prizes?
- will host research poster sessions* especially for undergrads at the 2016 MSS-NCSA meeting?
- will host round table sessions* especially for undergrads at the 2016 MSS-NCSA meeting?
* Grad students!! Your closed sessions and abstracts for individual presentations, including posters and round tables, should be submitted through the submission portal before Oct. 31.[ Grad students will share poster sessions and round table sessions with professional sociologists.]
MSS student members are represented on the MSS Board of Directors by student directors.
If you have questions about anything MSS, please feel free to contact one of the student directors listed below, or the MSS Exec Office.
Meggan Lee, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Erin Hoekstra, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director
Travel Grants for Student Members: Application Period Opens in January 2017
Application deadline: midnight, March 1.
Each year, MSS offers travel grants of $100 each to 150 student members who participate in the annual meeting.
The grants are intended to help student members with the expenses of traveling to the MSS annual meeting.
To allow MSS to serve as many students with real need as possible, please do not apply for these funds if your school is paying all or most of your expenses to attend the annual meeting.
To be eligible for a travel grant, you must:
(1) have paid your 2017 MSS dues so that you are an MSS member in good standing;
(2) have paid your annual meeting registration fees to register for the annual meeting before you apply for a travel grant;
(3) be listed on the annual meeting program as a presenter, committee member, discussant or organizer;
and (4) follow the directions below to submit your request.
How to Apply for a Travel Grant
(1) Look up the number of the session(s) in which you’re participating. You will find it in the final program.
(2) Put “MSS Travel Award” in the email subject line.
(3) In the body of the e-mail, list: your full name, your institutional affiliation, your student status [grad or undergrad], the session number(s) in which you are participating.
(4) Email your request for a travel grant before midnight, March 1, to Jessica Hausauer.
If there are more than 150 eligible applicants, the 150 award winners will be randomly drawn from all applicants.
You will be notified of your award status before the meeting, and may pick up your $100 check at the MSS registration desk in Chicago.
Questions? Ask the MSS Exec Office.