The Center for Social Science Scholarship helps support UMBC social science faculty and students by providing pre-award and post-grant management assistance, providing internal funding, and offering regular methods, skills-based, and other research-related workshops and trainings.
Housed within the Center for Social Science Scholarship, staff in the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) provide UMBC social science faculty and graduate students with grant support by helping locate external funding opportunities and by providing researchers with both pre-award and post-grant management assistance. To learn what MIPAR can do for you, check out our video!
The Center for Social Science Scholarship also provides monthly lists of curated funding opportunities relevant to the social sciences. If you are a UMBC faculty member or student who is not yet receiving these emails and would like to be added to the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Funding Opportunities
The Center for Social Science Scholarship offers a number of mechanisms for internal funding support for faculty and students across the social sciences.
- Faculty Working Groups
- Summer Faculty Research Fellowships
- Small Research Grants
- Social Science Undergraduate Research Awards
A list of other internal UMBC funding opportunities and due dates is available here.
Research Workshops and Trainings
The Center for Social Science Scholarship regularly offers methods, skills-based, and other research-related workshops and trainings intended to support social science faculty and students.
Previously, we have offered workshops and trainings on: how to use NVivo 12 and Intro to R software programs, how to submit grant proposals, how to apply for funding from NIH and NSF, and how to find and use available research databases. A list of our upcoming events can be found online and via our myUMBC group. We also host materials from past workshops and trainings in our myUMBC group files.
If you are a UMBC faculty member or student with a request for a particular type of research-based workshop or training, please email your suggestion to email@example.com.