The ISS Data Studies program offers UC Davis undergraduate students a unique opportunity to take their major and apply it to the world of data, learning how to question, analyze and present data research that will enable them to get jobs.
ISS accepts requests for funding to purchase or access new data sets. The Executive Committee will make decisions based on (among other criteria) how much impact the data access/purchase will have on students and faculty in the division.
Faculty seed grants will be directed to new research projects, which should involve at least one social scientist as the lead, two or more departments, and must be truly interdisciplinary in nature.
Support and training for graduate students across the social sciences is central to the ISS mission. Opportunities for UC Davis graduate students include faculty research partnerships, summer travel funds and dissertation workshops and improvement funds.
The ISS Accelerating Success by Providing Intensive Research Experience (ASPIRE) program offers a select group of UC Davis undergraduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience conducting research under the mentorship of world-renowned UC Davis faculty.
ISS Proseminars give selected faculty (designated as ISS Fellows) the opportunity to lead interdisciplinary graduate seminars in topics that are of broad interest to graduate students across the division. Proposals from faculty in the social sciences interested in leading a Proseminar in 2016-17 were invited in January 2016. Submissions are currently closed.
The Institute for Social Sciences is pleased to invite co-sponsorship requests for smaller events (lectures, colloquia, small conferences) on a rolling basis, at up to $250 per request.
ISS supports reading groups in order to encourage and allow faculty and graduate students to assemble on a regular basis to discuss various thematic and interdisciplinary areas of interest. Topics should be related to the social sciences, but participation of faculty and students from academic disciplines outside the social sciences is welcomed and encouraged.