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Funding Resources

The Department of Sociology has funding opportunities available to support our undergraduate students and their academic pursuits. In addition to the funding opportunities below, students are encouraged to submit papers to be considered for our annual writing awards prizes!

Sociology Undergraduate Program Funding Opportunities

The Sociology Department provides funding (up to $300) to support academic experiences beyond the traditional U-M classroom. Examples of such experiences include study abroad for a particular course or sociological experience, an internship, a research project, or conference attendance.


  • Student must be declared as a Sociology major, LJSC minor, or SHM minor.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the proposed academic experience by one of the following deadlines: October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1. 
  • A student may receive this award a maximum of two times for two separate experiences.
  • Upon completion of the experience, students must submit a picture and complete a follow-up survey/questionnaire about the experience. Responses are published on the department website.

How to request funding:

Submit a completed Sociology Funding Request Application, including the required documents, to

Sociology Senior Thesis Research Funding

Students who have been admitted to the Senior Thesis + Honors Program in Sociology may request up to $400 to support their research project. Before requesting these funds, students in the program should review the full funding policy and direct questions to the department advisor.

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