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The Department of Sociology recently founded the Dr. Jane Sell Graduate Fellowship to provide funding for graduate students who are working to understand the causes and consequences of social inequality in groups. This fellowship will be given out annually to a graduate student researching topics like social justice, status inequality, inequality in groups, the use of public goods, or similar topics.Jane Sell Fellowship

Your donation will go directly to support Aggie students!

Graduate school is a very busy time where students are taking courses, working on research projects, and class assistantships. This fellowship will help students afford to spend time collecting their own data, writing research articles, traveling to academic conferences, and other living expenses. The more we raise, the more we can help students! For example:

$4,000 would cover in-state resident tuition and fees for a semester
$1,000 would cover travel to a major academic conference
$180 would cover a subscription to analysis software for a year
$50 would cover registration for an academic conference (at the student rate)


  1.    Go to
  2.     Select “An Unlisted Account (Enter Manually)” from drop down menu
  3.     Enter Account #02-512915-30000
  4.     In the “Additional Comments” section, please enter “Dr. Jane Sell Fellowship”

Dr. Jane Sell retired in August 2020, after spending her whole career – more than 40 years – at Texas A&M University. During that time, the Department of Sociology grew from a new program to one that is now home to more than 75 graduate students. Dr. Sell has always been a tireless advocate for students, staff, colleagues, and rigorous science. (You can read a tribute to her written when she won the 2017 Cooley-Mead Award for Distinguished Scholarship here.)

Jane Sell FellowshipJoin us today in funding the Dr. Jane Sell Fellowship for graduate students. Jane devoted her career to helping graduate students at Texas A&M, and this annual fellowship in her name is a fitting tribute. Thank you for supporting our students, and please help us spread the word!