Social Sciences


Resources

This page contains links to social science-related resources at Cornell University, including external and internal funding opportunities, libraries, statistical computing and data analysis, and data collection and archives:

External Funding - Opportunities and Assistance

Internal Funding Opportunities

  • Institute for the Social Sciences - exists to encourage collaborations among social scientists across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, to engage the Cornell community in discussions of cutting-edge topics in the social sciences, and to assist departments and programs in attracting and retaining top social science faculty.
  • Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center - fosters collaborative research, outreach, and educational efforts dedicated to understanding the forces and experiences that shape human development throughout all stages of life.
  • College of Human Ecology - provides information on a range of CHE and other funding opportunities.
  • Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station - provides fundamental knowledge and research for sustaining our agriculture and food systems, protecting our environment and natural resources, and improving our communities throughout New York State as well as contributing the New York State share to the national agricultural research program.
  • GRA Rebate Policy for the Social Sciences (Revised)
  • Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies - assists faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in identifying sources of funding for international research, study, and scholarship. The Einaudi Center also provides financial support to faculty and graduate students as part of the seed grant program and international research travel grants.
  • Messenger and University Lecture Program - bring some of the world’s leading scholars and public figures to campus (brochure).
  • Polson Institute for Global Development - promotes theoretical and applied research activities related to global development. Among its initiatives, it operates a program of small, one-time "opportunity" grants for faculty.
  • Professors-at-Large Program - At any one time, twenty outstanding intellectuals from across the globe hold the title of, "Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large" and are considered full members of the Cornell faculty. During the six-year term of appointment, each Professor-at-Large visits the campus three or four times for a period ranging from one to two weeks under a single mandate - to enliven the intellectual and cultural life of the university.
  • President's Council of Cornell Women - recognizes women with awards ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 for research and other projects.

Library

Statistical Computing and Data Analysis

  • Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research (CISER) - provides support services to social science researchers through its suite of services: a state-of-the-art computing environment, support for the latest statistical software packages, and a variety of personalized consulting services.
  • Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) - enhances research at Cornell by assisting researchers with their statistical analyses. Statistical consulting, instructional, and infrastructure services are coordinated to provide advice and support the use and learning of the latest methodology for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the entire research community.
  • Cornell Theory Center - enables our research partners to solve their largest and most exciting problems by providing access to the leading edge of all aspects of cyberinfrastructure, including high-performance computing, data archiving and mining resources, high-speed networking, Web-based computing, visualization and applications expertise.

Data Collection and Archives

  • Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research (CISER) - provides support services to social science researchers through its suite of services: a state-of-the-art computing environment, support for the latest statistical software packages, and a variety of personalized consulting services.
  • Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC) - maintains a secure computing system that permits Cornell researchers to acquire, house, and use confidential data for scientific research.
  • Survey Research Institute (SRI) - provides survey research, data collection, and analysis services to a wide-range of academic, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clientele. SRI possesses extensive capabilities for telephone, mail and web survey data collection.