David C. Bell Theory Fellowship in Sociology

David C. Bell Theory Fellowship in Sociology


This fellowship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Sociology Master's Degree program at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. It honors the spirit of Professor David Bell, an accomplished research scholar with a passion for social theory. The fellowship was established to encourage graduate students in the Department of Sociology to complete exemplary graduate research and pursue further social science research through doctoral study.

Selection Criteria

To be considered, students will submit:

  • The approved thesis proposal, including the approval date and name of their thesis chair
  • A 'personal statement' submitted to a doctoral program
  • Evidence of application to a doctoral program in the social sciences
  • A curriculum vitae limited to 2 pages that emphasizes any research accomplishments since being in the MA program.

Eligible applicants must have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 out of a 4.0 scale and must be enrolled in the Sociology Master's Degree program at IUPUI with at least 18 credit hours completed towards their MA degree. To receive this award, Sociology students must be making adequate progress towards their degree (e.g., no incompletes and all conditional acceptances met). Students must also have completed their thesis proposal requirements within the two (2) previous calendar years prior to the deadline and show evidence of a promising research career and anticipated doctoral study.

Additionally, applicants who demonstrate a strong understanding of social theory in their thesis proposal will receive higher consideration.

Students may only apply once. This fellowship is not renewable.

How to Apply

Visit our scholarship application website to apply for this scholarship . You must meet the eligibility requirements.

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