Seminar | How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

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Friday, December 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Online Event - Login credentials via email for registered participants

Please join the leadership of the Institute for Social Science Research and the Center for Research on Families for an online information session on their respective Faculty Scholars programs. 

ISSR Acting Director Krista Harper, Professor of Anthropology, and CRF Director of Family Research Scholars Program Lisa Harvey, Professor of Psychology, will provide participants with an overview of these career-boosting Faculty Scholars programs. During the session, they will:

  • review the successful logic and track record of the Faculty Scholars Programs
  • offer advice on creating a Scholars Program application that stands out
  • assist you in determining which program is best suited to you
  • share elements of what the review committees look for in competitive applications

This online info-session is open to UMass and Five Colleges Social Science faculty. 

The 2020-21 application deadline for both Scholars Programs is Friday, January 29, 2021.


About the Scholars Programs

The ISSR and CRF Scholars Programs are separate, year-long programs that provide selected UMass faculty with the time, technical expertise, peer mentorship, and expert consultation to prepare a research funding proposal to advance their broader research agenda.

ISSR Scholars are social scientists in any academic discipline or department, working to advance a broad range of themes and methodological approaches.  In comparison with a matched sample of peer faculty at UMass (2012-2018), ISSR Scholars are more likely to both apply for and win funding. ISSR Scholars have applied for almost nine million dollars more in funding than their colleagues, and won almost three million dollars more in funding, primarily from federal agencies. The program continues to have long-term effects over each Scholar’s career, as Scholars are more likely to continue applying for and receiving external funding than their colleagues. Individual ISSR Scholars have a funding rate of 52%, more than double the 24% funding rate for National Science Foundation social science proposals.

Learn more about the ISSR Scholars Program and this growing network of past and present ISSR Scholars.