Four Projects Selected for Grants Focusing on Rural Life
The projects are part of a joint pilot program between the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and College of Engineering, funded in part by the Office of the Provost of the University of Michigan. The pilot grant program aims to address issues facing rural populations and to improve rural life through rigorous research. Learn more about the rural life grants.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
Projects & Grants
We conduct research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them all by topic area.
ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.
Susan M Jekielek
Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social ResearchDr. Jekielek directs operations of ICPSR's Education and Child Care Data Archives. While at the U.S. Department of … more
Gerald R Ford Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research and Center Director, UMOR Office of the Vice President for ResearchArthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack … more
March 23, 2023
Insights Speaker Series covers group empathy and opposition to restrictive voting laws
Contact: Jon Meerdink (email@example.com) ANN ARBOR — The Institute for Social Research held the latest edition of its Insights Speaker Read more
March 20, 2023
Research team receives grant to create digital vaccine card
Contact: Jon Meerdink (firstname.lastname@example.org) ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan Center for Global Health Equity has awarded $1.9 million Read more
March 8, 2023
How households adapt to water scarcity: New study sheds light on hidden costs of global Issue
Contact: Tevah Platt, email@example.com; Morgan Sherburne, firstname.lastname@example.org As climate change and population growth make water scarcity increasingly common, a much Read more
March 8, 2023
Black and White Americans may receive different emotional benefits from friendships
Contact: Jon Meerdink (email@example.com) ANN ARBOR — Black Americans and White Americans may receive different benefits from their networks Read more