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 […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Courtney Cuthbertson & Josie Rudolphi

In this interview, Profs. Courtney Cuthbertson and Josie Rudolphi share how the CSBS Small Grant funds helped them address an interdisciplinary problem and collect pilot data to support external funding applications. Profs. Cuthbertson and Rudolphi offer advice for faculty interested in applying for a CSBS Small Grant. Courtney Cuthbertson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Dr. Brian Ogolsky

Brian Ogolsky, PhD, is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, with affiliate appointments in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), School of Labor and Employment Relations, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Family Law and Policy Program. Dr. Ogolsky’s research […]

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. […]