• Joy Liu (GIDP-Arid Lands Resource Sciences) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant for her work on collaborative governance reforestation in rural Shanxi, China. (Image: Joy Yu-Rong Liu)

  • The MAP Dashboard published a white paper by Laura Bakkensen and Riana Johnson (Government & Public Policy) on the economic risks of extreme weather which explores both opportunities and innovative solutions. (Image: Pete Gregoire, NOAA Photo Library)

  • Chelsie Akers (Communication) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant for her work on how children relate to, and learn from, characters in educational mobile gaming apps. (Image: Isaacson, for the Smithsonian).

  • Congratulation to Andrea K. Gerlak (Geography) and Anita Milman (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) who recently received a grant from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) to host a series of international workshops to better understand the connection between science and policy in transboundary river basins. (Image: Danube at the Iron Gates, between Romania and Serbia, Wikimedia)

  • Melissa Burham (Anthropology) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant to study reservoirs at the lowland Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala. This is a major component of her research on neighborhood organization in ancient Maya cities. (Image by Takeshi Inomata)

  • Vicki Moses (Anthropology) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant to collect data on animal sacrifice and meat consumption at the ancient Etruscan site of Veii, Italy. (Image credit: Moses).

  • Professor Cristina Ramirez (English) recieved an SBSRI research professorship for research that will weave together the stories of her grandmother, together with her own contemporary reflections on literacy, writing, images (such as murals), and identity construction in historic barrio Chihuahuita, in El Paso, TX (image credit: Dr. Ramirez).

  • Christine Filer (Communication), an SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant recipient, is researching how individuals evaluate the character traits of political candidates (Photo credit: Wokandapix).

  • Professor Francisco Galarte (GWS) received an SBSRI research professorship for the case study of transgender activist and historian, Lou Sullivan. (Archive photo:  Louis Graydon Sullivan Papers, 91-7, The Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California).

  • SBSRI pre-doctoral grant recipient Kelsey Hanson (Anthropology) is researching techniques to extract acorn oil and exploring acorn oil's potential link to ceramic technology in the Upper Great Lakes region (Image: Arthur Haines).

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 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

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Faculty Funding: Udall Center Fellows Program

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, with Research Discovery and Innovation (RDI) offer two fellows programs. One is a general call open to faculty throughout the university. The second... Read More

Research project grants from the Binational Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX)

CAZMEX has just released their call for joint projects in the arid and semi-arid regions of the United States and Mexico. Grants are for a one-year period. Projects must be on the topics of either... Read More

Postdoctoral fellowships from the Binational Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX)

If you have received your doctoral degree in the past five years from the University of Arizona, or from an institution on Mexico's National Registry of Scientific and Technological Institution... Read More

Faculty Funding through the Research, Discovery & Innovation

University of Arizona, Research, Discovery, & Innovation (RDI) has just announced two competitions.... Read More

IRB Brown Bags

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1st Annual Core Facilities Fair

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