As one of Virginia Tech's research investment institutes, ISCE serves the entire university, with its primary constituents being faculty whose research and scholarship focuses on socially significant research and creative efforts.  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
  • Community and Built Environments: urban formations; rural settings; home environments; policy implementation and evaluation 



VT-FAST Proposal Resource Now Available!

Check out VT-FAST  - A virtual team of faculty and staff across campus who support Virginia Tech researchers in all aspects of grant and proposal development. Click here for the VT-Fast website.

+Policy Supplement Call for Applications

The Policy Strategic Growth Area solicits applications from research teams with ongoing projects that would benefit from a funding supplement focusing on policy. Click here for more information. Deadline: Oct. 17, 2018.

GCC-ISCE RFP: Emerging Social Aspects of Global Change

The Global Change Center, in partnership with ISCE, is accepting proposals to support interdisciplinary research on emerging social aspects of global change. Click here for the RFP.
LOI due Sept 21, 2018.

Introducing the ISCE News Flash!

The ISCE News Flash provides funding opportunities, announcements and news to ISCE affiliates on a regular basis. Click here to sign up.


Faculty Spotlight

NEW! Tina Savla's research on aging and caregivers.