Leading the way in social science research
University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono featured the Institute for Social Research in his latest video address. View President Ono’s video here.
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.
Deborah Marie Robinson
Research Investigator, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social ResearchDr. Robinson is a researcher and senior program manager with more than 25 years of experience working with grassroots community … more
Sarah Andrea Burgard
Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Center Director, Population Studies Center, Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public PolicySarah Burgard conducts research on the social stratification of aging and health with population-based survey data, and has published … more
May 31, 2023
Christian Sandvig wins Public Policy Research Award
Christian Sandvig of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and collaborators won the 2023 Outstanding Read more
May 30, 2023
Officers less likely to provide reasons for traffic stops
Contact: Jared Wadley, 734-834-7719, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR—The first moments of police interactions with drivers can tell us about what happens Read more
May 26, 2023
Sentiment tumbles amid debt ceiling crisis
Contact: Morgan Sherburne, email@example.com; U-M Surveys of Consumers, 734-763-5224 ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment slipped 7% due to renewed concerns about the Read more
May 23, 2023
Spelman students chosen for the Youth Policy Lab’s summer policy research experience
This summer, four outstanding undergraduate students from Spelman College will participate in the University of Michigan’s Applied Social Policy Internship Read more