Grant Funding and 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.
Learn About the Grant Proposal Submission Process >
Learn About External Funding Opportunities >
Apply for an SBS Faculty Grant >
lundquist [at] soc [dot] umass [dot] edu (Jennifer Lundquist) | Questions about the SBS Faculty Grants submission and review processes.
Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development & Professor of Sociology
Saulo DePaula | Questions about the SBS Faculty Grants submission process.
Director of Analytics and Operations
jkamilar [at] umass [dot] edu (Jason Kamilar) | Resources and support with all externally-sponsored research.
Director of ISSR & Professor of Anthropology
Katie Smith | Resources and support with all externally-sponsored research.
Associate Director of Research Administration and Operations – ISSR
mpenland [at] umass [dot] edu (Carrie Morrison Penland) | Resources and support with all externally-sponsored research.
Grants and Contracts Coordinators – ISSR
Institute for Social Science Research
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