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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

Rick Wilson
Emotion and Social Behavior »

Collaborative Research Grants

Randi Martin and Michael Beauchamp
Combined Functional Neuroimaging and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studies of Verbal Short-Term Memory »

Seed Money Grants

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe
Winds of Desire: The Politics of wind Power Development in Southern Mexico »

Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Hao Yan
Sentence Processing in Aphasic Speakers with Short-term Memory Deficits:  Interactions Between Structural and Lexical Processing »