The ISS awards up to $12,000 for Cornell social science faculty member’s research projects and $5,000 for conferences. Details available on the small grants page.
Would you benefit from an non-departmental office to further your research during fall 2017 or spring 2018 while on sabbatical?
A new study by Alex Susskind at the School of Hotel Administration shows that managers’ positive attitude toward affirmative action reduces recruitment prejudice.
The New York Times cites research by Matt Hall, co-leader of Deportation Relief project, showing why deportations are bad for housing market.
“History will judge us by our actions,” says Shannon Gleeson, co-leader of the ISS Deportation Relief Project, regarding deportation efforts in the United States.
Welcome to the Institute for the Social Sciences
The Institute for the Social Sciences nurtures the careers of Cornell’s social science faculty members by encouraging scholars to delve into interdisciplinary research collaborations addressing some of the world’s most complex challenges and disciplinary concerns. Through three signature programs – Small Grants, Faculty Fellows, and Collaborative Projects – the ISS provides financial support for research, including quantitative, qualitative, and computational social science studies.
While our focus is on Cornell faculty, Cornell’s undergraduate and graduate students benefit as well. Not only are they included in faculty-led research projects, but they also are exposed to new social science faculty research findings and exceptional instruction both in the laboratory and classroom, as well as at ISS-sponsored events.
Led by Daniel T. Lichter, professor in both the Departments of Policy Analysis and Management, and Sociology, the ISS is a campus-wide institution created in 2004. Learn more about the ISS.