ISSR Seminar | Interdisciplinary and Impactful Research

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
107 Bartlett Hall | UMass Amherst
Researchers, private and public funders, and policymakers alike point to the importance of multi- and interdisciplinary research engagement to face today’s public policy challenges and have a broader - even global - impact. Drawing on examples from her ethnographic research on gender, migration, and counter-trafficking policy, in this seminar, Leyla J. Keough (Anthropology | University of Massachusetts Amherst), will discuss the importance and pitfalls of interdisciplinary collaboration in the social sciences, and outline how the UMass Office of Research Development currently supports such partnerships.

How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
ISSR Lab - 107 Bartlett Hall
Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2017 application deadline. Registration required.