Research Computing for Social Scientists: A Panel Discussion of On-Campus Resources and Opportunities

Representatives from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), Information Technology (IT), and Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Cluster (MGHPCC) discussed research computing resources and opportunities available to UMass students and faculty, including software and methods instruction and assistance (ISSR); hardware, data storage and management (IT); and high performance computing resources (MGHPCC). 

This event was organized by the Institute for Social Science Research and co-sponsored with the Office of Research Development and the Computational Social Science Institute.

Fellowship Funding for Graduate Students of Color

Ever wondered what fellowships you might be eligible for as a person of color? This information session offered first-hand experiences from successful fellowship recipients. Our expert panel outlined a variety of fellowship opportunities, highlighting those with deadlines in January and February and provided information about writing a competitive proposal and resources to get your proposal out the door on time.  

Feminist/Queer Perspectives on Methods: Interrogating Gender/Sexuality in Surveys, Archives, and Other Research Sites

The Institute for Social Science Research brought together experts from the fields of women and gender studies, sociology, science, economics, political science, and history to discuss challenges presented by using different research methods in studying gender/sexuality/identity. This session offered approaches to queering a survey, investigating gender with archival materials, and thinking about validity issues in creating categories for research purposes.

Research on Schools in Urban Settings

Organized by the Institute for Social Science Research and College of Education, this session brought together experts in urban education, Bowen Paulle and Jason Irizarry, to share their experiences
with the challenges inherent in conducting research.

CV Building Blocks: Content and Format

Led by the Institute for Social Science Research and Graduate School Office of Professional Development, this session provided early-career graduate students with strategies to create compelling academic CVs. A faculty panel described CV components, shared tips for CV progression, and provided suggestions for re-framing a CV for different audiences.