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Housed in the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is the principal center for social science and public policy research at UMBC. MIPAR links the analytical resources of the University with policymakers in the state and region, conducting opinion research, policy analyses, and program evaluations on a variety of topics. MIPAR activities are supported by federal, state, and local governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations. MIPAR also administers the Center for Aging Studies at UMBC.

  • New proposal policy by the UMBC Office of Sponsored Programs

    A new policy for proposal submission is being implemented by UMBC’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).   As of August 1, 2019, OSP will require that proposals be received, in a ready-to-submit...
    Posted: June 5, 2019 9:57 AM
  • Congratulations to Laura Girling Fitzpatrick!

    MIPAR Congratulates Laura Girling Fitzpatrick for her recent grant from the National Institute on Aging!  Abstract of Dr. Girling's Work:  Nearly 48 million individuals worldwide have...
    Posted: February 14, 2019 12:01 PM
  • MIPAR Summer 2018/19 Faculty Research Fellowships Recipients

    Please join us in offering congratulations
    MIPAR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 MIPAR Summer Faculty Research Fellowships.  Please join us in offering congratulations to: Amy Bhatt - Associate Prof GWST - From Here...
    Posted: May 7, 2018 4:02 PM
  • IOSSBR Conference Schedule

    Summer/Fall 2018 Conference Schedule
    The International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research has announced their Summer/Fall 2018 Conference Schedule Follow this link to submit SUMMER/FALL Schedule Virtual...
    Posted: May 3, 2018 2:28 PM
  • Spring Social Science Water Cooler - 3/12 3pm!

    Break away before Spring Break for the Social Science Water Cooler.  Please join guest moderators Bambi Chapin and Christine Mallinson at the Spring Semester Social Science Water Cooler.  A...
    Posted: March 5, 2018 3:21 PM
  • Engaged Scholarship Mentoring Circles are This Week!

    Join us for an Informative Session on Engaged Scholarship
    If you are interested in, or already doing Engaged Scholarship, please join us on February 28th from 12 - 1:15 pm.  Bring your brownbag lunch and we'll supply the rest.  Seats are limited!...
    Posted: February 21, 2018 2:32 PM
  • MIPAR Spring 2018 Events

    We have something for every Social Science Researcher!
    Check out the Spring semester offerings from MIPAR: Have a great research idea, but no one to collaborate with?  Meet your match: Researcher’s Speed Dating Friday, February 16th at 10am –...
    Posted: February 2, 2018 2:37 PM
  • Holiday wishes and a submission reminder from MIPAR

    On behalf of the entire MIPAR staff, we wish you all the best for a happy, restful, and healthy holiday season and start to the new year. And once you've caught up on rest, fun, and food, remember...
    Posted: December 20, 2017 10:29 AM
  • Research Fellowship and Proposal Writing Workshop

    New, expanded eligibility criteria this year for SFRF!
    MIPAR calls for proposals for the 2018 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (SFRF), with expanded eligibility criteria this year. Proposals are due February 15, 2018. Detailed information and...
    Posted: November 10, 2017 11:46 AM
  • Announcing Agenda & Special Guest for Grant Craft workshop

    Dr. Sonia Arteaga, Program Director NIH, NHLBI & UMBC Alumna
    Join MIPAR for the "Grant Craft: Soup to Nuts" workshop on Friday, October 6, 2017. Breakfast will be served at 9 AM, with workshop to follow from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Special Guest:  Dr. Sonia...
    Posted: September 28, 2017 12:07 PM