In response to heightened concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with the decision to transition to remote course delivery at the UMass Amherst campus , we are writing to share some of our ongoing efforts to promote excellence in the social sciences during this period.
The work of social scientists across the disciplines is vital in any context, and can be a critical resource in this challenging moment. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions on how we can best serve you. In addition, we recommend review of the guidance on research in the context of COVID-19 provided by the UMass Amherst Office of Research and Engagement.
ISSR Methodology Workshops
ISSR has a number of methodology workshops scheduled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Our March 26 workshop 'Data Visualization in R' will be offered online.
If the university remains in remote delivery instruction after April 3 we will offer our April methodology workshops online as well./p>
ISSR Methodology Consulting
ISSR will continue to provide consultations while UMass is offering remote delivery instruction. We offer the option of consultations using Zoom.
ISSR Funding Fridays Grantwriting Series
This weekly workshop series will shift to an online platform, using a combination of Moodle and Zoom to support continued progress towards a completed draft of your grant proposals. Faculty, staff, post-doctoral and visiting scholars are invited to hop on or off at any time.
Register here to receive instructions for accessing the workshop materials and sessions.
ISSR Grant Support Services
We will continue to provide support for social science faculty in planning and submitting grants, through our normal procedures. Faculty interested in sponsored research should contact us as soon as possible, in order to plan for any contingencies and delays associated with the ongoing public health emergency.
Visit our Grant Support page to review and access our services in this area.
Cosponsored Speakers and Seminars
ISSR has collaborated with a number of groups on campus to organize important seminars and lectures. At this time, we are working with our co-sponsors and the speakers to determine whether and how these events will proceed.
Check our Events page for updates.