Stanford M. Lyman Memorial Scholarship


Stanford Lyman Memorial Scholarship


Deadline for submission:  September 15, 2018

Eligibility requirements

  • Ph.D. candidate working on a dissertation in sociological theory, symbolic interaction, race relations, law, or ethics.
  • Applicant must be receiving the degree from an institution within the MSSA member states or from an institution which has active MSSA student/faculty memberships.

Submission information:

Each applicant is to submit the following:

  • Letter of introduction which includes a brief discussion of how the applicant’s work reflects Stanford Lyman’s tradition within sociology
  • Description of dissertation research project, such as a research proposal – approx 5 pages,
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation committee chair which evaluates the dissertation project,
  • Timetable for completion of the dissertation and degree, and
  • Current vitae.

Applications may be sent electronically to the scholarship coordinator at the following address:

Dr. Thomas Calhoun (Jackson State University), Chair of the Stanford Lyman Scholarship Committee

*The scholarship will be announced at the Annual MSSA Conference banquet, but the committee does reserve the right not to award the scholarship in any given year.