About ISR Giving

For decades, ISR has been a leader in social science and survey research, setting the pace for the nation and world to address some of the world’s most complex societal challenges, such as drug use in adolescence, poverty, minority inequality in the U.S., demography of the world, prisoner reentry, the role of behavior in health care, election integrity, perception and bias, and so many addition topics that have the potential to transform society through research.

As we propel this work forward, we hope you’ll join us in solving some of the world’s most complex societal challenges. Through your partnership, we are positioned to build upon our strong history of leadership in the social sciences in some of the following ways:

  • High-Risk, High-Reward Research Support
    Your support of high-risk, high-reward funding for innovative research projects that have the potential to creatively address big world challenges will propel our work forward.
  • Next Generation Awards
    These awards – funded through private philanthropy – support graduate and doctoral students as well as early career faculty while upholding the names of notable researchers in the field. To read more about our awards, please click here.
  • Data Preservation
    For ISR to remain a global leader in data archiving, stewardship, research and education, funding is critical in order to preserve the world’s largest collection of data on social and behavioral sciences. Our archives include data on education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and many other fields.

Please contact me to discuss your philanthropic goals. I’ll look forward to talking with you about how we can work together to meet your goals!


Halla Jomaa-JouneyHalla Jomaa-Jouney
Director of Development
Institute for Social Research
Office: 734-764-8369
Email: hnjomaa at umich.edu