For opportunities for faculty, all ranks of tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, and lecturers whose major responsibilities include research may contact us to determine eligibility. Applications to more than one category of faculty award are allowed. The evaluation panel serving to review applications for these seed funding opportunities will be the SBS Dean’s Research Council.
ISSR supports several internal seed funds to help UMass researchers develop proposals for external backing. These opportunities welcome a range of social science research approaches, including, but not limited to, basic, applied, and community-engaged research. A strong preference is given to generating new research activities, such as a new research project or a new direction within an existing project. Preference is also given to those projects that are likely to lead to external research funding.
The Social Science & the Environment Network (SSEN) Seed Grants program aims to stimulate new scholarly collaborations for innovative and interdisciplinary research centered on sustainability themes in the social sciences and humanities.