from 20+ academic disciplines
The Institute for Social Research serves as a national laboratory for the social sciences, advancing public understanding of human behavior through empirical research of extraordinary depth and breadth.
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.
March 22, 2019
ANN ARBOR—For every $100 a typical white family has in wealth, a typical black family has less than $10 in Read more
March 12, 2019
ICPSR at University of Michigan Institute for Social Research is a Finalist for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that ICPSR, a data consortium Read more
March 4, 2019
ANN ARBOR—The February bounce back in consumer sentiment following the end of the Federal shutdown was relatively small, according to Read more