CSBS Mission

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) brings together the breadth of expertise in social and behavioral science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. CSBS is committed to supporting innovative social and behavioral science on our campus as well as collaborating with the public to optimize such science and its societal impact.

the Illinois Observatory building
The Center for Social & Behavioral Science is located in the Illinois Observatory.

CSBS By the Numbers 2021

$166k Small Grant funding awarded
to 9 research teams
26 researchers funded by CSBS
across 17 units
$150k NSF funds secured to fight gun violence in Champaign-Urbana
 35  new CSBS affiliates appointed
across 11 colleges and schools
110 attendees to the CSBS Machine Learning Workshop
 4  Solving Poverty Scholars funded for four community partnerships
 62  attendees to the CSBS Misinformation Workshop
 14  external funding proposal submissions supported
$1.8m in external funding awards supported and secured