Registration Open for Rudd Adoption Research Program Conference 2016: New Worlds of Adoption and Foster Care

The Treehouse Foundation and the UMass Rudd Adoption Research Program are joining forces in partnership with the Boston College School of Social Work to present the 2016 conference "New Worlds of Adoption and Foster Care: Thriving on the Frontline." The day will feature useful and exciting perspectives shared by practitioners, researchers, those who have been adopted, those who have experienced foster care, their family members, and policymakers. For additional information, visit the Rudd Program's conference website.

Boston-based Barr Foundation's New Giving Priorities

After a year of review, the Barr Foundation recently announced changes to its strategic plan for grant-making. Barr is not making any seismic changes. Instead, the foundation is making certain that it definitively serves as "both stewards and catalysts." Read more in this summary, adapted by UMass Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations from Inside Philanthropy (full article) and the Barr Foundation website. 

Spring 2016 Dissertation Research Grants Available from the Graduate School

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The Graduate School is delighted to invite applications for its Spring 2016 Dissertation Research Grant Competition.  Approximately 30 awards for a maximum of $1,000 each are available to support dissertation research by UMass doctoral students. Funds may be used on a wide range of activities, including travel, field work, equipment purchase, transcription, etc. For more information, check out ISSR's Resources for Graduate Students, or the Graduate School's Dissertation Research Grants website.