UMass Boston-SSRC Transdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program

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In partnership with the Social Science Research Council, the UMass Boston-SSRC Transdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program is designed for students who are ready to develop their dissertation proposals. Through participation in dissertation development seminars / workshops and summer research, students will develop cogent and fundable dissertation research proposals that draw on inter- or transdisciplinary theories, methods, or approaches.  The program was made possible by a grant from the SSRC, with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Congratulations to the 2018 Dissertation Proposal Seminar Cohort!

Congratulations to the 2018 Summer Institute Cohort!

The 2018 Summer Institute will be focused on the broad theme of immigration. The goals of the institute are to help clarify students’ research questions and scope, to help them learn to develop proposals for funding applications, and to offer ideas about ways other disciplines or methods might contribute to their project.

Student participation includes: 

Selected students must be able to attend all components of the institute. Students will receive a stipend of $3000 upon completion of their participation in all activities.

Check back soon for information on 2018-2019 academic year programming updates!

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