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 



2018-2019 ISCE Scholars Announced!

As part of its signature ISCE Scholars Program, the institute has awarded six interdisciplinary teams seed funding for 2018-2019 to prepare them to successfully compete for future external funding. Read more...

Middle East Small Grant Program Accepting Applications

The ISCE-GSS Middle East Small Grants (MESG) Program has issued an ongoing RFA for seed funding for Middle East-related research within Virginia Tech. Grants ranging from $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded. Read more...

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NIH Next Generation Researchers Initiative

NIH has launched the Next Generation Researchers Initiative to bolster support for early-stage and mid-career investigators to address longstanding challenges faced by researchers trying to embark upon and sustain independent research careers.


Faculty Spotlight

Tina Savla's research on aging and caregivers.