The Institute for Social Science Research offers graduate students several professional development opportunities related to both research and funding:
- In partnership with the UMass Amherst Graduate School , ISSR holds hands-on sessions designed to help graduate students strengthen their applications to the University’s Dissertation Research Grant Program  and to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program .
- ISSR hosts free skills-building workshops  throughout the academic year to introduce graduate students and faculty to specific software and/or research techniques. During the summer, students can register at a reduced rate for fee-based, in-depth sessions.
- Advanced graduate student consultants  also offer free one-on-one assistance related to social science methods and statistical analysis, with support from the Graduate School.
For additional help finding grant funding opportunities, graduate students should visit GrantSearch for Grad Students .