Sociology Snippets – March 31, 2020
Welcome to the first day of Spring term. I hope that everyone is able to settle in to this new normal as smoothly as possible. It’s a time of adjustment for all of us. If you are needing resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, to medical health services (https://health.uoregon.edu/) or mental health services (https://counseling.uoregon.edu/) at U of O.
This week I’ve included some information about a variety of funding opportunities and information about applying to the Sociology Honors Program.
As always, have a great day and Go Ducks,
CURE Funding Deadlines
Honors Thesis Research Awards
Thanks to generous support from a Mellon Foundation grant, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures plans to award 5 awards of $1,000 each to UO undergraduates for honors thesis research projects in any area of the environmental humanities. The field of environmental humanities contextualizes and complements environmental science and policy by pursuing research on narrative, critical thinking, history, cultural analysis, aesthetics, and ethics of diverse environmental topics and issues, such as land use, animals, resource allocation, agriculture, species conservation, climate change, water, and other related issues. Research in environmental justice is also an integral part of the environmental humanities at the UO.
UO undergraduate students from any major pursuing an honors thesis in the environmental humanities and related fields, including environmental justice, are eligible to apply for these awards. All Clark Honors College students and others pursuing an honors thesis within a specific department are eligible. Students in all colleges and departments can apply. Thesis projects could include traditional honors theses as well as work in creative arts, service projects, or outreach. Students can be at any stage of the research or writing process during the 2019-2020 academic year, and awards can support any aspect of the thesis process — from the research stage to the writing of the thesis, dissemination of the results, or as a prize recognizing exemplary thesis work recently completed or nearly completed in the environmental humanities.
* Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020
Click here to apply: https://cef.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-honors-thesis-awards/
Sociology Honors Program
Have you ever found yourself in a sociology class thinking “Gosh, this study is great! I’d love to do a study like this!” Or have the research posters on the walls of the Sociology Department hallway piqued your interested? If so, the Sociology Honors Program is for you. This small, selective year-long class for highly motivated sociology majors walks you through all aspects of the research process from coming up with a research question, to putting together a research proposal, to conducting your research, to actually writing an honors thesis. Participants in this program have had their research covered by Cascade Magazine (such as Daniel Silberman’s research on racism and punishment in Oregon: https://cascade.uoregon.edu/fall2016/social-sciences/crime-and-punishment/), have presented their research at academic conferences, such as the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference and have used their theses as writing samples for successful graduate school applications.
You can the application for the program here: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/02/Sociology-Honors-App-1.pdf
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program or your eligibility for it.