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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.

  • Susan M Jekielek

    Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. Jekielek directs operations of ICPSR's Education and Child Care Data Archives. While at the U.S. Department of … more
  • Arthur Lupia

    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 Research
    Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack … more