Collaborative Projects

The ISS has launched a search for a collaborative project(s) for the term of July 2019 to June 2022. See the Call for Collaborative Projects

Description: Collaborative projects are led by a social scientist and comprised of four or five Cornell faculty with different disciplinary backgrounds. These projects typically examine contemporary social science issues of common interest.  Successful applications focus on projects that can address critical topics that build on core faculty or programmatic strengths and that can benefit immediately from an infusion of university resources.  The overall goal is to build on nascent areas of faculty expertise and create new research synergies among faculty across campus.  Some examples of timely topics could include work on national and international threats to democracy, inequality and its consequences, and implicit race and gender biases.

Prior to 2016, the ISS supported Theme Projects, but the name was changed to Collaborative Projects to emphasize ISS’ interest in projects that are interdisciplinary or include members from multiple colleges on campus.

Eligibility: The lead principal investigator must be a Cornell social science faculty member. Project members may include other social science faculty at Cornell as well as Cornell faculty from outside traditional social science disciplines, such as the physical sciences, life sciences, and information sciences.

Award & Residency:  Up to 150,000 project funding is provided for three years. Project members are in residence at the ISS during the second year.

Projects:

Algorithms, Big Data, and Inequality
2018-2021 
Pro-Social Behaviors in the Digital Age
2018-2021
Chinese Urban Center
China’s Cities: Divisions and Plans
2016-2019
Prison Cells
The Causes, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States
2015-2018
Deportation Relief
2015-2018
Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
2013-2016
Contested Global Landscapes: Property, Governance, Economy and Livelihoods on the Ground
2012-2015
Immigration: Settlement, Integration and Membership
2010-2013
Brain lit up
Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Behavior
2009-2012
Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility
2008-2011
Occupy wall street
Contentious Knowledge: Science, Social Science and Social Movements
2006-2009
Getting Connected: Social Science in the Age of Networks
2005-2008
Family Walking In The Park
The Evolving Family: Family Processes, Contexts, and the Life Course of Children
2004-2007