Celebrating the 2022-23 Policy & Research Legislative Fellows

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Policy and Research Legislative Fellows (PRLF) 2022-23 cohort. Launched during the Summer 2022 semester, this non-partisan initiative, supported by the Office of the Chancellor-Public Engagement, matches Illinois graduate students with a state legislator representing Champaign-Urbana or a neighboring district to collaborate […]

CSBS unites Illinois researchers around food security

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) recently announced a partnership with Illinois Profs. Kelley Lemon, Merin Oleschuk, and Bobby J. Smith to launch the Food Security Working Group (FSWG), a campus-wide initiative to support researchers in the food security space. The initiative kicks off this semester with a series of events around this […]

Illinois researchers gather to discuss “The Future of Work”

The digital revolution has led to significant changes in work throughout the past several decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even more rapid and impactful transformation of work across several dimensions, leaving much uncertainty as to how we can constructively move forward. As part of its mission to unite interdisciplinary researchers around relevant and […]

An interview with the Policy & Research Legislative Fellows

Graduate students participating in the Policy & Research Legislative Fellowship run by CSBS get hands-on experience bridging the gap between theory and practice at state level. Read more below about two of these students, Special Education graduate student Rebecca Folkerts as she talks about working with State Representative Ammons to provide child welfare policy recommendations […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Nancy McElwain

Nancy McElwain, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, with affiliate appointments in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), the Family Resiliency Center, and the Personalized Nutrition Initiative in the Carle R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Prof. […]

UIUC Joins the Social Science Research Council’s College & University Fund

UIUC recently joined the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF). A key aim of the CUF is to foster the kind of funding needed for large-scale research that produces solutions to pressing social problems by connecting the nation’s most active research institutions with public and private funders of social and behavioral science. […]