Grant Support

Grant management is complicated. ISSR is here to help.

Social science faculty interested in sponsored research can request free assistance in completing applications for grants, contracts, and fellowships; navigating submission processes with the University and sponsoring organizations; award set-up; and managing post-award activities.

Important Information

To receive ISSR support for your proposal submission, notify us at least six weeks in advance of the sponsor deadline to allow time for preparation, determination of submission timeline, review, and coordination with internal and online application systems.  

Our staff provides proposal submission support to SBS faculty and affiliated faculty across the social sciences; proposals brought to our attention later than 6 weeks prior to sponsor deadline will be handled as time constraints allow.

Pre-Award Grant Support

Grants Support Contact

For help with planning and submitting grants through ISSR, please Email Karen Mason or Email Sarah Vega-Liros.

In the case of limited support availability at ISSR, the Office of Research Administration and Compliance also have dedicated staff to support proposal preparation and submission.  Contact them here: https://www.umass.edu/research/webform/request-proposal-development-support.

Post-Award Grant Support

  • Pre-establishing accounts and setting up new awards
  • Guiding new principal investigators
  • Reviewing project budgets and expenditures
  • Rebudgeting
  • Preparing reports as needed and assisting with award close-out