The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


SPSSI Public Policy Fellowships

Please note: SPSSI does not provide any tuition support, scholarships, or financial aid.

The James Marshall Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
The goals of SPSSI’s James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy are to train early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms.  Read more about our current Fellow, Dr. Abir Aldhalimi, here.  

Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship is to honor the memory of Dalmas A. Taylor, who passed away during his term as President of SPSSI. Dr. Taylor had been involved for many years with SPSSI. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Minority Fellowship at the American Psychological Association and in increasing the APA’s attention to inclusion of people of color. This fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA and its Minority Fellowship Program. It provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. Read comments from some of our recent fellows here

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin