The Institute for Social Science Research, in collaboration and with co-funding from the School of Earth & Sustainability (SES), is pleased to announce a seed grant competition for interdisciplinary social science research in sustainability.
The Social Science & Environment Seed Grants are competitive awards designed to stimulate new scholarly collaborations for innovative research centered on sustainability themes in the social sciences. These seed grants are intended to support proposals that are not likely to be funded by traditional granting organizations because they are early in development and interdisciplinary in nature. It is anticipated that projects will clearly link to the future research, scholarly, or creative and artistic growth of the Institute for Social Science Research and the SES.
Applications are open for the 2018-19 SSEN Seed Grants Program.
The Principal Investigator (PI) of each proposal must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the social sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Project participants (collaborators) may include graduate students, instructors, research associates, faculty in other disciplines, and professional staff at non-profit organizations, indigenous groups, government agencies, educational institutions, or private industries. Budgets may support graduate student research assistance.
NEW THIS YEAR: Co-Review with Institute of Diversity Sciences | If your project involves issues related to diversity, equity and climate change, your proposal may also be eligible for a seed grant from the Institute for Diversity Sciences (IDS). In this case, you may request a co-review of your proposal by IDS and ISSR and propose a larger budget of up to $22,000 Detailed instructions are contained in the request for proposals.
- Thursday, December 13 2018 | Request for proposals released
- Thursday, February 7 2019 | Seed grant informational meeting
- Thursday, March 21 2019 | Proposal submission deadline
- Late April 2019 | Awards announced
- Mid-May 2019 | Grants disbursed