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Four Projects Selected for Grants Focusing on Rural Life

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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.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

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.

  • Noah J Webster

    Associate Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Noah J. Webster, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Scientist in the Life Course Development Program at the University of … more
  • Daniel James Kruger

    Research Investigator, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. Kruger is interested in community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among … more