from 20+ academic disciplines
Join us for the next ISR Insights Speaker Series event, Wednesday, December 2 at 2pm EST.
America’s most research intensive universities represent about 3% of higher education institutions, but they conduct 90% of the nation’s academic research. Drawing on his recent book, Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future and the work of ISR’s Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS), which he directs, Jason Owen-Smith will explain how these unique and essential organizations serve as an important form of “social insurance” in the face of an uncertain future, such as during the pandemic.
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.
November 25, 2020
ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment fell in November due to a sharp decline in economic prospects, according to the University of Michigan Read more
November 24, 2020
ANN ARBOR – Photography can be a tool of colonialism, as well as a tool of sovereignty and self-identification. With Read more
November 23, 2020
ANN ARBOR—Some Detroiters spend up to 30% of their monthly income on home energy bills, a sky-high rate that places Read more
November 20, 2020
DETROIT—Sixty-one percent of Detroiters say they are unlikely or very unlikely to get a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes Read more