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Spring 2016 Dissertation Research Grants available from the Graduate School

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The Graduate School is delighted to invite applications for its Spring 2016 Dissertation Research Grant Competition.  Approximately 30 awards for a maximum of $1,000 each are available to support dissertation research by UMass doctoral students. Funds may be used on a wide range of activities, including travel, field work, equipment purchase, transcription, etc. For more information, check out ISSR's Resources for Graduate Students, or the Graduate School's Dissertation Research Grants website.

ISSR Spring 2016 Seminars and Workshops now open for registration!

Check out ISSR's new Spring lineup of seminars and workshops - organized in collaboration with a host of peers and addressing a wide range of issues, questions, and resources to advance social science research across the disciplines.

Spring 2016 Seminars:

From Black Lives Matter to the big data revolution - speakers, panels and dialogues to explore and extend the boundaries of social science research

Call for Application: 2016-2017 Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship - January 29 deadline

Media and the Environment

Description: Media@McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture, located in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. To see the list of postdoctoral fellowships, click here (1).

ICPSR Webinar: Spatial Analysis with China Geo-Explorer - Feb 1 2016

This workshop will provide an introduction to China Geo-Explorer (CGE), which offers a web-based spatial data service that provides easy access to a rich collection of unique, authoritative, and comprehensive information from government statistics, population and economic censuses, and many other data sources with more than 6,500 variables and 7 million business records.  Presented by Shuming Bao, this webinar will cover: 

January 31 Funding Opportunity: Labor Resource and Action Network New Scholars Research Grants

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The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) brings together workers’ rights advocates, academics, and students with the shared goal of building workplace and economic power for workers in the United States.  One of the organization’s key objectives is to help develop the next generation of labor scholars while also linking these scholars to labor activists.

Questioning Black Colleges: Melissa Wooten, Chair of ISSR Steering Committee for Undergraduate Research Methods Certificate

Melissa Wooten, Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst

Black colleges are doing great things for their students, so why does a negative view persist? In a recent interview for The Academic MinuteMelissa Wooten, Chair of ISSR's Steering Committee on developing an Undergraduate Research Methods Certificate at UMass Amherst, explores this question.

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