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Social Sciences Research Institute


The Social Sciences Research Institute is a research funding entity for Rice social sciences faculty and graduate students. It provides seed funds and other awards to promote cutting-edge research in the social sciences.


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Featured Research

Research Professorships

Elaine Howard Ecklund
The Changing Scientific Landscape: Men, Women, Family and the Science Career »

Collaborative Research Grants

Simon Fischer-Baum
Individual Differences in the Neural Code for Reading »

Seed Money Grants

Jeffrey Fleisher
Urban Space, Social Memory, and Materiality on the 15th - 16th-century Southern Swahili Coast »

Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Helena Zeweri
Between Gender-Based Violence and Border Control: Post-Conflict Refugees and the Criminalization of Forced Marriage in Australia »