The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the selection of our 2018-19 ISSR Scholars, who represent six departments across four Colleges at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: the College of Education, College of Nursing, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. ISSR's mission is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is one of our key strategies for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass.
This year's ISSR Scholars will receive resources and mentoring to allow them to develop innovative new research and funding proposals that have the potential to shape social theory and policy. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar and mentorship program with the program facilitators, Laurel Smith-Doerr (Professor of Sociology and Director of ISSR, and past NSF Program Officer) and Annette Wysocki (Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing, and past NIH Program Officer). In addition to attending in-depth sessions on grant writing and receiving valuable peer feedback on their proposals, ISSR Scholars are given unique opportunities to consult with nationally recognized experts about their proposals. Learn more about the ISSR Scholars program at our website.
Please take a moment to meet our 2018-19 Scholars, and to congratulate and wish them well.