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We are excited to announce that the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will be awarding up to 10 fee waivers for graduate students to attend an ISSR-directed methods workshop this summer. A list of the upcoming summer workshops can be found here.

Graduate students can use this link to submit their application.

The deadline for submission is APRIL 12, 2024 at 5pm EDT.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE 2024-2025 ISSR SCHOLARS

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the selection of the 2024-25 ISSR Scholars. This year's cohort brings an especially strong focus to vital questions in public policy, democrat inclusion, and public opinion. These six faculty members were selected from a competitive field of applicants, based on the strength and complementarity of their proposals to develop important new research spanning cultural, economic, environmental and political domains.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sharrow and co-author James Druckman on the publication of their new book, Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX's Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sports (Cambridge University Press). This work offers a critical appraisal of the institutional dynamics and mixed legacies of Title IX - rooted in research on the experiences of those the policy has affected.

Grid of six people's photographic portraits, in two rows of three - these are the ISSR Scholars for 2023-24.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE 2023-2024 ISSR SCHOLARS

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the selection of the 2023-24 ISSR Scholars. This year's cohort brings an especially strong focus to vital questions in public policy, democrat inclusion, and public opinion. These six faculty members were selected from a competitive field of applicants, based on the strength and complementarity of their proposals to develop important new research spanning cultural, economic, environmental and political domains.

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

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.

ANNOUNCING THE 2021-2022 ISSR SCHOLARS

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 ISSR Scholars, who represent three colleges and seven departments across the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. Krista Harper, Acting Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, notes, “Social science uncovers the human dimensions of societal and global problems, and ISSR is thrilled to launch work with this cohort of innovative social scientists.”

One of the many ways that the Center for Research on Families carries out its vision, to advance the health and well-being of all families, is through its student program offerings. CRF's student award program recognizes outstanding student research in the many fields that encompass family studies. They offer three categories of awards.

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