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Sexuality Research Fellowship Program

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Program Summary

Information regarding each specific program is extensive and available on the website listed below. Students may also pick up a copy of the program information in 1252 Murphy Hall.

The Sexuality Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation and postdoctoral support for social and behavioral research on sexuality conducted in the United States. The program seeks to cultivate new generations of scholars who will address the complexity and contextual nature of human sexuality by linking the study of human sexuality to the intellectual trajectory of their own disciplines and by exploring the connections across disciplines, methods, and issues. Fellowship support can begin any time between June 1, 2002 and September 1, 2002. Approximately 10 dissertation fellowships will be awarded in 2002, and the program will provide support for 12 continuous months. Approximately 5 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2002, for up to 24 continuous months. For more complete information, access the Social Science Research Council website at


There are no citizenship, residency, or nationality requirements. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Dissertation eligibility: * Students should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation and be matriculating in a full-time graduate program leading to the Ph.D. in a social, health, or behavioral science department of a nationally accredited United States College or University.

Postdoctoral eligibility: * Applicant must hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent in a social or behavioral science from a state or nationally accredited university in the United States, or an equivalent Ph.D. degree from an accredited foreign university. * The applicant may be a recent receipt of the doctorate or well advanced in the postdoctoral research process. * Fellows may already have conducted research in the field of human sexuality or may be newly committing themselves to using their more general training to address sexuality issues. * Postdoctoral candidates who have conducted research on sexuality for more than eight years will not be considered


The dissertation fellowships provide $28,000 to cover direct research costs, matriculation fees, and living expenses. The postdoctoral fellowships provide $38,000 per year to cover research costs and living expenses.


December 15, 2001- Completed applications must be received at the SSRC by this date.

Application and for more information

The application form and procedures must be requested via the SSRC website. Application forms should be requested well before the submission deadline. Applications are also downloadable online.

For more complete information, students are advised to email: Information also available in 1252 Murphy Hall, UCLA.

Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700

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