ISSR Director and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Joya Misra.
June 16, 2022

Please join us in celebrating the election of Joya Misra to the Presidency of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Dr. Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will serve as ASA president-elect for one year before ascending to the organization’s leadership role in August 2023, as the organization's 115th President.

May 21, 2022

ISSR extends its warmest congratulations to Jonathan Corpus Ong, Associate Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on his being named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Details of this award in recognition and support of Dr. Ong's work are available here.

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May 9, 2022



The School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) is pleased to announce seed funding to advance inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research that can help eradicate inequity, enhance environmental and social justice, and build a more resilient future. The SES mission is to provide sound research outcomes that inform our collective future; and prepare our undergraduate and graduate students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, with a long-term view of helping to build a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable planet. We seek proposals that align with our mission.

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May 9, 2022

The National Science Foundation recently announced two major initiatives to support accelerated interdisciplinary collaboration to address national and global priorities. Please visit the links below for details. We encourage any who are interested in these funding opportunities to review the Dear Colleague Letters and other NSF information linked below, and for the TIP program, to sign up for one of the upcoming webinars and road-show. If you are interested in developing a proposal, the UMass Office of Research Development is your guide, and ISSR is here to support. Please contact ISSR Associate Director Krista Harper to get connected:

March 20, 2022

ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2022
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for advanced graduate students with expertise in quantitative methods to join our staff of graduate consultants for our Research Consulting service for the Fall semester of 2022.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal.

The role of an ISSR consultant is to provide methodological guidance to students, faculty, and other researchers in the UMass community with their research projects. The primary job responsibility is to hold individual meetings with faculty and students in response to walk-in and email requests for assistance. In addition, each consultant prepares and delivers two workshops each semester on a research methods and/or analytical software topic.

March 9, 2022

The National Science Foundation and SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) are excited to host a workshop on Grant Writing and Peer Review for early career scientists! Participants of this workshop will learn to critique grant proposals as well as how to develop their own with the guidance of peers and advisors.