We look forward to celebrating our return to Machmer Hall - stay tuned for our Open House in September!
Weighing the options for #ReskillingAmerica with UMass Provost Katherine Newman and Hella Winston | Sept. 9, 2016
Public seminar supported by ISSR Scholars Program and College of Education
Panelists Brendan O'Connor (UMass | Computer Science), Claire Wardle (Columbia University | Journalism) and Wayne Xu (UMass | Political Science) settle in for lively discussion of social science research using social media - 10.26.2016
Interdisciplinary working group on Environment and Sustainability Research - January 20 2016
Crowded house at ISSR's November 6 panel on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Social Science Research
Members of the UMass community now have easy access to a new stream of data for their research projects, as Gallup Analytics conducts a trial of its data portal with the library at UMass. Any student or faculty member should be able to access the portal if in range of the campus internet at this link https://analyticscampus.gallup.com/?ref=Auth
Our panel will share tips for crafting compelling proposals for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, offer insight on what reviewers look for, and outline UMASS resources to help you prepare your application.
Drawing upon previously unpublished government data obtained through the Mexican Freedom of Information system, interviews with key Mexican officials and accounts from civil-society organizations, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) assesses Mexico’s legal framework for child protection and its treatment of unaccompanied children, from apprehension through detention and adjudication of international protection claims. The report, Strengthening Mexico’s Protection of Central American Unaccompanied Minors in Transit, finds that while Mexico has undertaken ambitious reform of its child protection system, implementation of these policies is uneven and ongoing.
This three-morning workshop will get you up and running with coding and analyzing your qualitative data in NVivo 11. Each day, instructors will also offer optional open lab times when they are available to help you apply the techniques you learned in the morning to your own data. This workshop duplicates ISSR's May 2017 offering of the same name.
The grantseeker's first approach to a private foundation is often through a formal Letter of Intent/Inquiry (LOI). We will discuss the essential elements of a typical foundation LOI and how to craft a strong "mini-proposal." We will cover how two social science research funders assess LOIs and the support ISSR staff provides in the development and submission of the LOI.
Congratulations to our ace-in-the-hole Grants, Personnel and Budget Manager, Karen Mason, whose excellence and service earned her this year's staff award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass. Karen, who is busy as we speak orchestrating ISSR's move to beautiful new offices in Machmer Hall, is truly the heart and soul of our organization, and we count our lucky stars every day.
Are you a student with great organizational and communication skills? Looking for a great job in a friendly environment? Join us as a Summer Departmental Assistant; the position is for 10 hours a week, starting as soon as possible.
We are excited to introduce two additional members of the ISSR team who will support faculty in their search for research funding. Dr. Gretchen Gano will join ISSR as Grants Development Social Scientist starting in August 2017, and Megan Paik recently came on board as Foundation Grants Development Specialist this spring.
Hello and welcome to the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
At ISSR, our mission is to promote excellence in social science research. We strengthen the campus' existing social science infrastructure for faculty and graduate student scholars with a variety of programs that are designed to: 1) support the development of methodological skills and tools for social scientists, 2) advance the meaningful participation of social scientists in interdisciplinary collaboration, 3) assist in the development of proposals and administration of funded research projects, and 4) promote the visibility of cutting-edge social science research.