• Congratulations to Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration Grant recipients Orhon Myadar (Geography & Development), Lisa Hochtritt (School of Art), Najwa Nabti (Law), and Stephanie Troutman (English). They are working with Tucson's refugees to share their oral histories (Image: Wikimedia).

  • Dr. Mahmoud Azaz (MENAS), Olga Bever (SBS), and Mary Carol Combs (TLS) received a Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration Grant for their work on language planning in Egypt. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Congratulations to Liz Kinnamon (Gender & Women's Studies), who received a Confluencenter Graduate Fellowship for her research on the concept of mindfulness in entrepreneurship in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Elizabeth Bentley (English) received a Confluencenter Graduate Fellowship for her work on participation in the arts in Israel/Palestine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Sonia Colina (Spanish & Portuguese) and Anna O'Leary (MAS), Nicole Marrone (SLHS), and Maia Ingram (CEP) received a Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration Grant for work assisting researchers with the cross-cultural and linguistic needs of global research projects. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Emrah Karakus (Gender & Women's Studies) has been awarded a Confluencenter Graduate Fellowship for his research on how redevelopment projects influence queer communities in Turkey. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

  • Alex Karaman (Gender & Women's Studies and Geography) received a Confluencenter Graduate Fellowship for his research on Palestinian rap music and hip-hop culture. (Image: Amer Shomali)

  • Ali Atabey (History) has received a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship for his research on relations between Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the early modern era. (Image: A. Atabey)

  • Elizabeth Baldwin (School of Government and Public Policy) received an SBSRI Faculty Small Grant for her research on stakeholder engagement in clean energy policy. (Photo: Wikimedia/Purina)

  • Eliza Benites-Gambirazio (Sociology) received an SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant for her research on the role real estate agents play in creating the residential housing market of Tucson, Arizona. (Image: Wikimedia Commons and E. Benites)

Welcome! SBSRI promotes research in the social and behavioral sciences through outreach to SBS faculty and students, through support for your interest in external funding opportunities, and through grants for research within the SBS community. SBSRI small grants are supported by the Senior Vice President for Research.



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FY2016-2017 ERE rates approved!

The UA Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Employee Related Expense (ERE) rate proposal has been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Effective immediately, please prepare all proposals using the new ERE rates for budget periods in FY 2017 and beyond.  The DHHS Rate Agreement... read more

SBS Fall 2016 Research Courses

Interested in taking a course to increase your research skills? Click here to view a list of the research courses offered by SBS in Fall 2016!

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Faculty research grants

The UA's Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) grants are due May 23, 2016 for summer projects. The $5,000 awards are for tenured/tenure-track, research-... Read More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding opportunities

A number of opportunities are available through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund work that addresses key health issues and challenges in the United States. Deadlines for these... Read More

Social Science Research Council's Abe Fellowship

Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply for the Abe Fellowship program sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The... Read More

Specialty Food Foundation Grants

The Specialty Food Foundation is offering grants of $10,000-$30,000 to projects and organizations that are working to reduce hunger and support food recovery. The foundation provides funds ranging... Read More

LGBT&S Alliance Fund

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 to fund programs that support the LGBT community in Arizona. Programs that... Read More

Haury Program seed grants and visiting fellowships in Environment and Social Justice

The Haury Program is offering four seed grants, along with a number of visiting fellowships for projects related to social justice and the environment in the Southwest. Proposals for both... Read More

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