As one of Virginia Tech's research investment institutes, ISCE supports innovative, interdisciplinary and translational research that addresses critical human and societal concerns impacting the lives of people and places. 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 



Apply Now! 2019-2020 ISCE Scholars Program

ISCE is now accepting applications for its signature program, the ISCE Scholars. Deadline is March 18, 2019. Read more...

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.

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Faculty Spotlight

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