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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

James Dannemiller
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quantification of Brain Damage in Prematurely Born Infants: Relations with Visual Attention Measures at 6 Months of Age »

Collaborative Research Grants

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

Seed Money Grants

James Elliott
Houston's Changing Nature:  Using the Nation's Fastest Growing Urban Area to Advance and Environmental Sociology of Cities »

Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Kathryn Eliza Williamson
Humanizing Birth in Salvador, Brazil:  An Ethnographic Study of the Rede Cegonha Program »