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June 25, 2018

IRIS is excited to announce a second round of awards to fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. Up to $15,000 for dissertation awards and up to $30,000 for early career and established researcher awards are available.

June 25, 2018

The UMass Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations announces a limited submission opportunity for the Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowships. This Fellowship assists exceptional faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.  The program is intended to enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.  In addition to facilitating the work of individual faculty members, these awards should benefit scholarship in the humanities more generally by encouraging the highest standards in cross-disciplinary research.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition
June 7, 2018

The MIT Press will translate the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies into Chinese, for a December 2020 publication date. ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr is one of the editors of the volume, which was published last year in English. For their work on this handbook, the editors won the 2017 STS Infrastructure Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science.

June 4, 2018

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is looking for social and behavioral scientists to fill open positions for Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer. 

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May 24, 2018

An interdisciplinary UMass team led by ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr (PI) and Co-PIs Enobong (Anna) Branch, Shlomo Zilberstein, Henry Renski, and Shannon Roberts has received a National Science Foundation conference grant funded under one of the NSF Ten Big Ideas—the Future of Work at Human-Technology Frontiers (HTF). On April 5-6th, the Institute for Social Science Research convened renowned social scientists, computer scientists, engineers and influential professionals from across the U.S. for the second of three meetings funded by this grant, to consider the question of racial equity in how scholars understand emerging technologies and the workplace.

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May 23, 2018

On Friday March 30, over 55 people gathered at the Design Building at UMass for an animated day of dialogue hosted by the Social Sciences, Humanities and Environment Network (SSEN).

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