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April 16, 2020

NSF recently recorded a webinar about the requirement to use an NSF-approved format for both the biographical sketch and current & pending support documents as part of proposals submitted to NSF. The policy, outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), goes into effect for proposals submitted or due, on or after October 5, 2020. The two NSF-approved formats are SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, and an NSF Fillable PDF.

NIH - National Institutes of Health logo
April 14, 2020

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) at the National Institutes of Health has announced several new Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) which wil be of interest to social scientists at UMass. Please see the announcment below. For more infomration on how NIH is adjusting its funding mechanisms, check out the Office of Extramural Research blog, or view all BSSR-relevant NOSIs.

Labor Research & Action Network logo
April 13, 2020

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.

Now Hiring sign, Indigo on white
April 7, 2020

ISSR Hiring Qualitative Methodology Consultant for Fall 2020
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for an advanced graduate student with expertise in qualitative methods to join our staff of graduate consultants for our Research Consulting service for the Fall semester of 2020.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal.

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April 7, 2020

ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2020
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for several  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 2020.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal.

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April 6, 2020

ANNOUNCING THE 2020-2021 ISSR SCHOLARS

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 ISSR Scholars, who represent five colleges and six departments across the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. Joya Misra, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, notes, “Social science is a critical part of shaping better outcomes in our world, and we are delighted to support important research carried out by this group of varied and dynamic social scientists.”

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