Karen Mason, Grants, Personnel and Budget Manager at ISSR, has been working in the field of research support her entire UMass career. Initially hired as support staff and moving into grant administration at the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI), housed within the Department of Sociology, in 2012 she worked with then Acting Director of SADRI Jennifer Lundquist to establish the Institute for Social Science Research, designed to support the interests of social science researchers on campus more broadly. Among the services Karen provides are support for proposal preparation and grant management, personnel supervision, and fiscal administration of ISSR activities. She also works closely with the ISSR Scholars Program, aimed at providing social science faculty with support to develop successful grant proposals.
Title: Grants, Personnel and Budget Manager