SMU Tower Center and Latino Center for Leadership Development Research Grant Program. Deadline 12/15/17

The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Latino Center for Leadership Development are excited to share a call for proposals for research grants for up to $10,000 for scholarly research projects that have policy implications for the Latina/o population. Faculty with doctoral degrees and students enrolled in doctoral programs at higher education institutions, as well as individuals with doctoral degrees with positions in national and local research-based and public policy institutions and/or organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants may be from any academic discipline. Please see this Tower Center website for more information and for the application link.

We have shared the call for proposals with you because you are affiliated with a professional organization or network that we are targeting for outreach. We encourage you to share this call widely with your networks (through email listservs and other social media), as we seek to fund a diverse set of proposals. The applications are due online 12/15 here. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Danielle Lemi ( or Dr. Jennifer Cook (


Profiles of Sociology Serving Organizations 

from: Eduardo Bonilla-Silver, ASA President: I am writing to you today in my role as President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) to ask for your help with an ASA project.  We know that sociologists around the country are doing important publicly engaged work, and we want to highlight some of these contributions to raise awareness of the value of sociological expertise.

To that end, we are collecting profiles of “sociology serving organizations.”  We are seeking people who have been actively engaged in pro bono projects with public sector or non-profit organizations for which sociological expertise has been used.

I would be grateful if you would be willing to circulate this call to your members and encourage them to share their relevant experience: We want to ensure that we profile projects from all areas of the country.