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August 23, 2021

ISSR is excited to announce that we will be expanding our capacity to support CSBS grant-seekers. We are currently recruiting for a new position of ISSR Grants & Contracts Coordinator, and we welcome your support in identifying candidates for this exciting new role. ISSR provides a supportive and welcoming workplace, with a deep interest in professional development opportunities for all staff. 

April 12, 2021

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.”

March 11, 2021

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.

  • Conference Registration Awards - Awards of up to $300 are given to selected graduate students

  • Dissertation Awards - $500 Dissertation Awards will be made to PhD students enrolled at UMass Amherst who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research

February 16, 2021

ISSR and the Social Sciences & Environment Network (SSEN) at UMass Amherst are pleased to share a brief educational video on the public art installation, FutureSHORELINE.  This innovative installation was supported in part by a SSEN Seed Grant to Dr. Carolina Aragón, UMass Amherst AssistantProfessor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. It will be on display in Boston's Fort Point Channel through the summer of 2021. 

January 13, 2021

Do you want to share your research with audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed or policy brief, testify before congress, or work with community and professional groups?

October 26, 2020

A research team including Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $3.4 million in grants from the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program for their project, “Jumpstarting Successful Open-Source Software Projects with Evidence-based Rules and Structures.”

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