The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Grant Funding & Policies

SBS encourages its faculty to apply for fellowships and grants that support their creative activities and research efforts. As noted by the Academy for Arts and Sciences, "The importance of social and behavioral science research to the nation’s economic and national security is enormous. Most of the problems we face benefit from research in these sciences. In addition, basic research in these sciences contributes to American innovation."

The Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development oversees the College Grants Program in collaboration with the Director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).

In addition, ISSR provides UMass social scientists with methodological training and consultation, assistance with grant writing, and free NVivo software.


Jennifer Lundquist
Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development & Professor of Sociology

Joya Misra | Resources and support with all externally-sponsored research.
Director of ISSR & Professor of Sociology

Saulo DePaula | Questions about the SBS Faculty Grants submission process.
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