Our panel will share tips for crafting compelling proposals for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, offer insight on what reviewers look for, and outline UMASS resources to help you prepare your application.
Drawing upon previously unpublished government data obtained through the Mexican Freedom of Information system, interviews with key Mexican officials and accounts from civil-society organizations, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) assesses Mexico’s legal framework for child protection and its treatment of unaccompanied children, from apprehension through detention and adjudication of international protection claims. The report, Strengthening Mexico’s Protection of Central American Unaccompanied Minors in Transit, finds that while Mexico has undertaken ambitious reform of its child protection system, implementation of these policies is uneven and ongoing.
This three-morning workshop will get you up and running with coding and analyzing your qualitative data in NVivo 11. Each day, instructors will also offer optional open lab times when they are available to help you apply the techniques you learned in the morning to your own data. This workshop duplicates ISSR's May 2017 offering of the same name.
The grantseeker's first approach to a private foundation is often through a formal Letter of Intent/Inquiry (LOI). We will discuss the essential elements of a typical foundation LOI and how to craft a strong "mini-proposal." We will cover how two social science research funders assess LOIs and the support ISSR staff provides in the development and submission of the LOI.
Congratulations to our ace-in-the-hole Grants, Personnel and Budget Manager, Karen Mason, whose excellence and service earned her this year's staff award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass. Karen, who is busy as we speak orchestrating ISSR's move to beautiful new offices in Machmer Hall, is truly the heart and soul of our organization, and we count our lucky stars every day.
Are you a student with great organizational and communication skills? Looking for a great job in a friendly environment? Join us as a Summer Departmental Assistant; the position is for 10 hours a week, starting as soon as possible.
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.
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 the following highlights of the President's full FY18 budget request:
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.