AWARDS

  • American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for Inventing Equal Opportunity, 2012.
  • Max Weber Award for Inventing Equal Opportunity (Americal Sociological Association: Organizations, Occupations and Work Section). 2010.
  • Inventing Equal Opportunity selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice Magazine.
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow, Cambridge, MA. 2006-07.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. 2006-07.
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow, 2002-03.
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research for "Civil Rights Law at Work" with Erin Kelly. (Boston College Center for Work and Family/Purdue University Center for Families). 2000.
  • Mary Parker Follett Award for "Civil Rights Law at Work" with Erin Kelly. (American Political Science Association, Politics and History Section). 2000.
  • Russell Sage Foundation Resident Scholar, Fall 1998.
  • Max Weber Award for Forging Industrial Policy (American Sociological Association: Organizations, Occupations and Work Section). 1996.
  • Fellow, Danish Social Research Council and Copenhagen Business School, Institute of Organization, fall 1994.
  • Fellow, Institut International de Paris, La Difense, January 1994.
  • National Research Award. NIMH Organizational Research Fellowship, 1983-85.
  • Ph.D. Qualifying Examination. Distinction. Stanford University, 1983.

GRANTS

  • National Science Foundation Grant. SES-1247059. "The Retention and Promotion of Women and Minority Faculty Members: Effects of Institutional Hiring, Promotion, Diversity and Work-Life Initiatives, 1993-2008." Principal Investigator:Frank Dobbin. 2012-13.
  • Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.  Sabbatical Leave Fellowship. 2011.
  • National Science Foundation Grant. SES-1023279 "Workforce Diversity and Corporate Performance.”  Co-Principal Investigators: Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev. NSF Innovation and Organizational Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, and Sociology Programs. 2010-12.
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award 0926934. Jiwook Jung (Ph.D. Candidate) and Frank Dobbin (Advisor). “Shareholder Value and the New American Workplace: Investor-Driven Downsizing, 1980-2007”. 2009-10.
  • National Science Foundation Grant. SES-0620534 "Equal Opportunity Innovations at Work: Mechanisms for Reducing Job Segregation." NSF Innovation and Organizational Change, Sociology and Law and Social Science Programs. 2006-10.
  • Russell Sage Foundation Grant. " Diversity Programs at Work: Corporate Activities and Workforce Composition." 2002-04.
  • National Science Foundation Grant, SES-0336642. "Affirmative Action at Work: Corporate Compliance Activities and Workforce Composition." NSF Sociology and Law and Social Science Programs. 2001-04.
  • Russell Sage Foundation Grant. "The New Economic Sociology: Two Conferences to Take Stock of the Field." 2001-02.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. "Employment Law and Corporate Work-Family Practices." 1999-2001.
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award SBR-9811431. Jason Kaufman (Ph.D. Candidate) and Frank Dobbin (Advisor). "Civic Associationalism and Municipal Social Spending in the Late Nineteenth Century French, English, and American Cities." 1998-99.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. "The Evolution of Corporate Work-Family Policies in the United States." 1997-99.
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award SBR-9701512. Erin Kelly (Ph.D. Candidate) and Frank Dobbin (Advisor). Work/Family Policies in American Organizations. 1997-98.
  • National Science Foundation Grant SBR-9631604. From the Rights Revolution to Reengineering: The Construction of Corporate Departments. 1996-99.
  • National Science Foundation Grant SES-9011005. "Public policy and Business Strategy: Railway Foundings, Failures, and Firm Structure in Massachusetts, 1825-1925." 1990-94.
  • Boeing Corporation Fund, Center of International Studies. "Transport Policy in the European Community," 1992.
  • Princeton University Committee on Research Grants. 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University. Colloquium series fund. "Culture and Public Institutions," 1989-90.
  • University Research Fellowship. Indiana University, 1987-88.
  • Co-investigator. National Science Foundation Grant SES-8511250. "Legalization in Organizations: The Expanding Formalization of the Employment Relation." With J. Meyer, W.R. Scott, and J. Sutton, 1985-88.
  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant SES-8506141. "Industrial Policy in Britain, France, and the United States," F. Dobbin (Ph.D. Candidate) and J.W. Meyer (Advisor). 1985-86.
  • Honors Thesis Research Grant. Oberlin College. "New Religious Cults in America," 80.