Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing 

J. Robert Beyster Fellowship, Louis O. Kelso Fellowship & Other Fellowships
for 2024-2025

The Institute invites applications from Ph.D. students, and junior and senior scholars for the 2024–2025 research fellowship competition in sociology. The fields are economic sociology, inequality/poverty/mobility, organizations/occupations/and work, sociology of race and gender, sociology of wealth and inequality, labor and labor movements, organizational sociology, political sociology, and social movements with particular interest in the role of worker ownership shares and profit shares in public policy and addressing wealth inequality. Several $25,000 fellowships will be available for scholars from the United States, Canada, and internationally. Other smaller fellowships may also be available. Stipends can be used for research, travel, or other expenses and are awarded for residence at the scholar’s home university. The analysis of all forms of broad-based employee share ownership, equity compensation, employee ownership trusts (EOTs), worker cooperatives, profit sharing, and gain sharing are welcome, with emphasis on the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the Employee Ownership Foundation/Louis O. Kelso Fellowships. Scholars may inquire about available datasets.  Scholars will be in residence at their own Universities.
Submit a CV and a 1500-word detailed research plan with 3 letters of reference (sent separately) by February 29, 2024 for decisions by April 15, 2024 to: or