• In accordance with University Winter Closure and scheduled Federal Holidays, the Proposal Services team of Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SPCS) will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. Click here to see deadlines for proposal submission over the Holidays.

  • SBSRI awarded 12 grants for a total of $27,503 through its Fall 2017 competition cycle.

  • Submitting an application through Grants.gov? Please note that on December 31, 2017 the legacy PDF grants.gov submission package will be retired. Proposals due after December 31 will need to be submitted through Workspace. Click here for more information on Workspace and on the  new process.

  • SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant recipient Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson (Anthropology and Linguistics) will be studying how the circulation of English language media in Argentina affects how Argentines talk to each other, and think about ideas of class and race (Image credit: Andrea Bertorello)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) grants are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2018.

  • Congratulations to RDI Faculty Seed Grant recipient team Shelley Staples (English), Christine Tardy (English) and Vignesh Subbian (College of Engineering). Through textual (corpus) analysis and individual interviews with students, their project examines the interrelated issues of writing development and disciplinary identity for second language students majoring in Engineering. (Image credit: Mwnuk, Wikimedia Commons)

  • RDI Accelerate for Success Grant recipients Greg Barron-Gafford (Geography and Biosphere 2), Kirk Dimond (CAPLA), and Andrea Gerlak (Geography) investigate novel approaches for maximizing food and renewable energy production while reducing water use. The team integrates research through experiential learning, partnerships with area schools, and local non-profits.

  • Sonia Shiri (MENAS) received an RDI Start for Success grant to build a campus-wide Center for Language and Innovation. The center will be dedicated to systematically promoting and supporting innovation and research in language learning and teaching. The center will help UA faculty, students, and units engage in cutting-edge collaborative projects and pursue internal and external funding.

  • RDI Faculty Seed Grant recipient Christina Diaz (Sociology) investigates whether the arrival of new immigrant populations in the US influence—and fundamentally change—social and cultural boundaries of the majority group. (Image credit: "Immigrant Family" Wikimedia commons)

  • Congratulations to Professor Jessica Maves Braithwaite (SGPP) RDI Faculty Seed Grant recipient. In their "Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns" project, Braithwaite and collaborator Charles Butcher (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) will collect and analyze original data on political parties, trade unions, religious groups, and other societal organizations that support violent and nonviolent anti-government campaigns around the world. (Image credit: Braithwaite)

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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The UA Fiscal Year 2017-2018 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 2018 and beyond.  The DHHS Rate Agreement... read more

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The Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

The Small Research Grants program is open to anyone working on issues intended to support education improvement research projects who have earned a doctorate degree. This grant is open to projects... Read More

Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship is for those with a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. Applicants must be currently enrolled students in good... Read More

Lewis and Clark funding for field research

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies and field-based data collection providing $5,000 in funding for research expenses. Applications are invited from disciplines that... Read More

AERA Grants Program now accepting proposals

The AERA Grants Program is now accepting proposals for dissertation and research grants, with a deadline of January 17. The program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides up... Read More

Center For Border & Global Journalism Faculty Grant

The Center For Border & Global Journalism (CBGJ) at the University of Arizona offers a Faculty Research grant for domestic or overseas research projects that relate to the study of freedom of... Read More

IAF Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship Program

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) has announced the 2017-2018 Fellowship competition providing support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on... Read More

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