Past Events

Jan19

Grant Seeking and Grant Writing 101

Mason Faculty Affairs and Research Development Interactive Workshop Series

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Obtaining funding for your research, scholarship and creative activity is an integral part of many academics’ lives. Knowing both how to find funding and meet the requirements of the funding opportunity is key. Moreover, grant writing and developing a successful grant proposal is completely different from other forms of academic writing – and it’s a tough skill to teach yourself. Join this interactive workshop designed to help you identify funding opportunities, explore general differences in funders and funding opportunities, and learn about key elements of successful proposals.

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Nov17
Webinar: Celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs and how communities can support them

Webinar: Celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs and how communities can support them

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:30 PM

Immigrant entrepreneurs contribute to the United States, hire American workers, and play critical roles in the economy. This webinar features immigrant entrepreneurs who took different paths to come to the United States and establish successful businesses, and highlights community efforts to identify obstacles to entrepreneurship and support immigrants and refugees who want to start their own businesses.

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Oct22

Research Support Overview and Refresher

CHSS Research

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Online Location

Please register for the upcoming Research Support Overview and Refresher. This event will provide CHSS faculty at any stage of career with information about the support the college and university offer to assist faculty with submitting applications for external funding and how awards are managed once they are received.

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Oct20

Fall 2021 Public Sociology Conference

Building An Interdisciplinary Community Through Public Sociology

Center for Social Science Research

October 20, 2021, 11:00 AM to October 22, 2021, 3:00 PM
Zoom (Details Available in Each Session Description)

Now more than ever, we need a rebirth in our approaches and relationships to one another, our overarching institutions, and innovations. Public sociologists can help ensure equitable and sustainable approaches to the problems that impact us all at a time when creative and inclusive inter-collaborative resolutions have never been needed more. Interdisciplinarity can guide and inform the task of reimagining and implementing inclusive, data-driven approaches to solving these complex problems. Join the Public Sociology Association's 7th annual Public Sociology conference around Building an Interdisciplinary Community through Public Sociology October 20th-22nd on Zoom!

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Sep17
Telling Migrant Stories Workshop

Telling Migrant Stories Workshop

September 17, 2021, 9:00 AM to September 18, 2021, 12:00 PM

Telling Migrant Stories is a multidisciplinary workshop on migrant and refugee stories, sponsored by Mason’s Folklore Program, the Institute for Immigration Research, and the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP).

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Apr21
The Next System and the Academy

The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of transition?

Center for Social Science Research

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Online

What are the duties of the academy to society in this period of systemic crisis, decay, rebuilding, and transition? Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a more democratic, sustainable, and fair political and economic system. Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (2nd CD, WI), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Dr. Gar Alperovitz (Democracy Collaborative), Dr. Amy Best (George Mason University), Dr. Diane Fujino (UC Santa Barbara), Peter Knowlton (UE General President, retired), Dr. Ben Manski (George Mason University), and Mike Strode (U.S. Solidarity Economy Network). This is an Earth Week Event sponsored by the Center for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Democratizing NOVA project at George Mason University, with support from many partners.

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