ISCE's four thematic areas of research and scholarship include:

  • Global Issues Initiative:  global trade and economic integration; global security; public policy; counter-terrorism; public health; science policy
  • Human Development and Health: life span issues; aging issues; children, adolescents, adulthood, family, community; child and adult health behavior; social influences on health; public health; health policy
  • Risk and Resilience:  individual risk; social complexity, ethics; risk analysis; disaster management; social media and communication; technology, security; public policy
  • Built Environments: urban formations; rural settings; home environments; policy implementation and evaluation 

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NIH K and New Investigator R01 Proposal Preparation Program

This is a multi-faceted program designed to assist junior faculty, fellows, and post-docs in the preparation of Career Development (NIH K) award applications and early career investigators in preparation for their first R01 grant.  The program will start early in Spring Semester 2017 and will conclude in May 2017 prior to the NIH June submission deadlines. Nominations are due by Friday, January 6, 2017. For those who are interested, a schedule and MOU for the program are available for download below.


Faculty Spotlight

Thomas Ewing's research on the Spanish Flu.



The Consortium of Social Science Associations has posted their webinar, From Research to Reward: Communicating Social Science Research.


The SciVal Funding service, a web-based tool that uses pre-populated user profiles to help identify funding opportunities targeted to specific interests and areas of research, is now available. 

SciVal Funding not only allows researchers to search for grant opportunities, it also provides historical data about awards and related publications. This data can be used to select opportunities that are the best fit and tailor proposals based on past success. Additionally, users can track award trends, find potential collaborators, and improve their understanding of the competitive landscape. To register with SciVal Funding, or for more information including videos and training tutorials, click here.