Institute for Policy & Social Research was established in 2000 as the Policy Research Institute. PRI became IPSR in August 2006.

IPSR brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research. Our researchers work on projects at the local, regional, national, and international levels. IPSR-affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.

IPSR has two workgroups for researchers developing emerging projects: Population Research and Public Anthropology.

Our staff facilitate research through our development, management, and data services. We also develop data repositories and conduct research. Learn more about our services.

Our research centers foster collaboration and advance knowledge on specific research agendas.

Research Centers