Position Announcement | Seeking UMass ADVANCE Research Assistant for Fall 2018

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Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2018 for a qualitative research project that is part of a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program. The purpose of NSF ADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering. The RA will work under the supervision of Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Managing co-PI for the ADVANCE grant.

ISSR Scholar In the News | Elizabeth Evans on gendered and racial/ethnic inequalities in Veterans' pain management therapies

A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) now means that complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an epidemiology researcher in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and a member of the ISSR Scholars network at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Urgent Call for Feedback by Sept 17 | Proposed changes to Census data collection

Do you use census data?  Now is your opportunity to ensure continued access to the data products that are important for your work. The American Sociological Association urges you to submit your comment on proposed changes to the U.S. Census Bureau data products. The period for submitting comments to the Federal Register ends next week, on September 17. See the ASA call for input for details on how to register your voice.

Faculty Funding | Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

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How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2019 application deadline. Registration required.

Graduate Student Scholars | Funding Search Strategies for Graduate Students of Color

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
5th Floor Lounge | Goodell Hall | UMass Amherst
This event will provide tips and tools to effectively search for national fellowship programs designed to support graduate students of color. We’ll also discuss how to craft a compelling personal statement, which is often a required application component.

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