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ISCE Past Events

Introduction to NIH Funding for Social & Behavioral Scientists

April 14, 2021
ISCE and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences hosted a 2-hour introductory workshop on NIH funding for social and behavioral scientists. The workshop provided an overview of NIH, grant mechanisms, the review process and information about NIH resources. Contact Yancey Crawford for a copy of the PPT or recording.

 

Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation for Science, Technology, and Society Researchers at Virginia Tech

March 30, 2021 
This presentation, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Center for Humanities, and College of Liberal Arts and Human Science,s featured presenters from the National Science Foundation's Science, Technology Studies program of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate, Frederick Kronz, PhD, Program Director, STS and Wenda Bauchspies, PhD, Program Director, STS. During their presentation, they discussed the following NSF programs:

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
  • Science of Science (SoS)
  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)
  • Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems  (DISES)
  • Convergence Accelerator (C-Accel)
     

ISCE 2021 Spring Social Sciences Forum: Dr. Kelli Craig-Henderson, National Science Foundation

February 24, 2021
The ISCE Social Sciences forum featured a presentation by Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, Deputy Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate, entitled "Opportunities & Priorities: Getting NSF Support for Your Research in the SBE Sciences." Dr. Craig-Henderson included information about the directorate's newly refocused funding priorities and several new programs they have initiated this year as well as how to apply for funding. 

Click here for the recording of the event and here for the event flier.

Click here to read Dr. Craig-Henderson's December 2020 blog post for the Consortium of Social Science Assocations entitled: "Why Social Science? Because It Can Help Fight Stereotypes in the World of Science."
 

ISCE Webinar: Online Observational and Experimental Data Collection

February 4, 2021
This event featured three panelists, listed below with links to their presentations, who discussed Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS); Discoveries Online, a method to record observational data remotely with children and families; and methods to collect cognitive and behavioral data virtually with adults.  

Click here for the webinar recording, here for the speaker bios and here for the event flier.

ISCE Webinar: Online Survey Data Methodology

January 27, 2021
This event featured four panelists, listed below with links to their presentations, who described working with Qualtrics, MTurk and AmeriSpeak, including with international respondents and panels.

Click here for the webinar recording, here for the speaker bios and below for articles related to the webinar.
  • Olgetree, A.M. & Katz, B. (2020). How do older adults recruited using MTurk differ from those in a national probability sample? The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091415020940197
  • Porter, N.D., Verdery, A.M., Gaddis, S.M. (2020). Enhancing big data in the social sciences with crowdsourcing: Data augmentation practices, techniques, and opportunities. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0233154. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233154
     

ISCE 2020 NSF Presentation

February 13, 2020
ISCE hosted a presentation featuring Dr. Arthur Lupia, head of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation on February 13, 2020 for Virginia Tech faculty in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area and for faculty on the Blacksburg campus via Zoom. Dr. Lupia presented "The Value of Science in a Polarized Age."

Click here for the event flier and recording of the presentation.