In the next two weeks, the Office of Professional Development will offer several workshops and informational sessions designed to promote the success of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of grants and fellowships, academic writing and publishing, teaching, and career preparation. Please join us for as many events as possible.
Event Date: April 17, 2015 Event Time: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Location: Campus Center Auditorium
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience. Joining Dr. Masten will be three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community:
This panel will provide information on the types of dissertation research eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) grants as well as strategies for developing a competitive application. Designed for students who intend to apply under the NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences.
One award of $300 will be given to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper on issues of family research and will be presenting the paper at a national research conference before December 31, 2014. The paper must already have been accepted for presentation at the conference and the award money will be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is an advocate for the research community, educating policy makers on the need for federal funding for research in the social and behavioral sciences. Following the enactment of the 2013 Coburn Amendment restricting NSF political science research funding, COSSA led the national protest from the social science community which resulted in the defeat of this amendment by the Senate. However, similar bills that have recently been proposed continue to create vulnerability for funding for social science research. COSSA issues regular updates from Washington on its efforts, which ISSR will share here to keep you informed.
October 6, 2014 Volume 33, Issue 18 | Congresswoman Johnson Defends NSF's Merit Review Process -- Letter to Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) expressing concern over the chairman's ongoing "investigation" into the merit review process at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and criticism of individual grants funded by NSF.