Announcing New ISSR Team Members in Grants Development, June Funding Brown Bag, and Upcoming Grant Deadlines

We are excited to introduce two additional members of the ISSR team who will support faculty in their search for research funding. Dr. Gretchen Gano will join ISSR as Grants Development Social Scientist starting in August 2017, and Megan Paik recently came on board as Foundation Grants Development Specialist this spring.

Social Science Lens on Trump Administration FY2018 Budget Proposal

COSSA Logo

The Consortium of Social Science Associations in Washington (COSSA) has been reporting their analysis of debates in Washington over the federal government budget. In a letter to ISSR and other members this week, COSSA builds on analysis of the Trump Administration's "skinny budget" with some highlights of  the President's full FY18 budget request.

 

    Announcing Sustainability and Social Science Seed Grants Program Awards

    ISSR is pleased to announce three research grant awards totaling $25,000 in its inaugural round of funding through the Sustainability and Social Science Seed Grant Program. 

    Co-funded by ISSR and the School of Earth and Sustainability, the winning research teams leverage a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and expertise at UMass and beyond, including the Departments of Anthropology, Environmental Conservation, Geosciences, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Legal Studies and Political Science, Resource Economics, Sociology, and the School of Public Policy, as well as a host of governmental, nongovernmental and community organizations working at the human-environment interface. This degree of inter-disciplinary collaboration exemplifies ISSR's commitment to spanning disciplinary boundaries to open new ways of conceptualizing and studying the defining issues of our times. 

    PEP Event | Faculty as Engaged Scholars in an Era of Uncertainty

    What are the roles and responsibilities of researchers in these uncertain political times? How can scholars best use their resources to respond to attacks on vulnerable populations and institutions? Panelists will address how recent developments in our government affect our roles as researchers and teachers, and how scholars can contribute to positive change through public engagement? Join the conversation on Monday, May 1 at noon, in the UMass Campus Center's Hadley Room.

    April 22 (Earth Day) | Social Scientists and the March for Science

    Why Social Science? is a space to talk about the unique contributions the social and behavioral sciences have made to making our society better and improving the lives of people around the world. The upcoming March for Science brings the opportunity to join with fellow scientists, researchers, and supporters from across fields, disciplines, professions, and industries to focus on Why Science—all science—is such a fundamental driver of human progress around the world.

    ISSR IS HIRING! Seeking Methodology Consultant for Fall 2017

    Hiring logo

    The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for an advanced graduate student with expertise in qualitative methods to join our staff of graduate consultants for our research consulting service for Fall semester 2017.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal. Read more for details.

    The ISSR Methodology Consultants are funded by support from the Graduate School.

    Full House at Life Sciences Laboratories Considers Pathways and Potholes for Women in Science

    Pathways and Potholes for Women in Science authors

    Some sixty members of the University community turned out for the launch of a new volume of research that offers new insights on the realities of women's careers in science. The volume, entitled Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline (Lexington Books), is edited by UMass Professor of Sociology and Chancellor's Faculty Advisor for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence  Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch. With an introduction by Dr. Craig Martin, Professor of Chemistry at UMass Amherst, the panel of three of the volume's authors drew from research across academic and industry science settings to illustrate the supports and constraints that shape women's journeys through careers in science.

    ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops: Registration Now Open

    Workshops logo

    ISSR announces its 2017 summer program in advanced research methods - ten short courses spanning a range of methodological frontiers. 

    Course offerings have been curated by ISSR Research Methodologist Dr. Jessica Pearlman, and will be taught by specialists in their fields as part of ISSR's mission to promote excellence in social science research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and beyond. These short courses are designed to support the methods and training needs of students, academics, and professionals to enhance their education and research success.

    MIT Press Publishes Revised Science and Technology Studies Handbook, Co-edited by ISSR Director Smith-Doerr

    Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition

    ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook. 

    Pages

    Subscribe to Front page feed