SSRI Grant Program 2022

SSRI Grant Program 2022

The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) invited grant applications from Duke University faculty to study social science research topics of their choice. The size of the grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

This was an open call for research in the social sciences where we asked faculty to tell us what research they wanted to do, how this funding would help facilitate that work, and what research product the grant would enable or enhance (paper, chapter, grant proposal, book proposal, etc.).

We plan to help in the following areas:

  • Grant writing for future projects, including “pre, pre-award” discussions to help identify grant opportunities
  • Help in using Duke’s data storage, protection and access resources, policies and procedures, including the development of Research Data Storage Plans and Data Use Agreements
  • Assistance with the School of Medicine or Campus IRB submission process
  • Project planning and implementation consultation, including “match-making” as desired by the Principal Investigator for faculty or staff collaborators

SSRI is dedicated to facilitating research and helping social scientists thrive in their intellectual endeavors. Our motto is, “Projects Grow Here. Connecting researchers in the social sciences.”

Grants Awarded

African & African American Studies and Cultural Anthropology
Anne-Maria B. Makhulu
“The Olive Morris Project”

African & African American Studies
Michaeline A. Crichlow
“Vistas, Violence, and The Politics of Place”

Cultural Anthropology and Global Health
Harris Solomon
Department of Medicine
Neelima Navuluri
Peter Kussin
Charles William Hargett
“Frontline Labor and Critical Care: An Ethnography of ICU Work During COVID-19”

Cultural Anthropology
Orin Starn
“Amazon in Durham: Race, Class, and Consumerism”

Norbert Wilson
Public Policy
Lisa Gennetian
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Alicia Kunin-Batson
School of Medicine and Public Policy
Laura Stilwell
“Investigating the evolution and influences of spending patterns among low-income mothers receiving an unconditional cash transfer”

Divinity School
Wylin Wilson
“A Womanist Framework for Fair Trade”

Modibo Sidibe
“Mobile voting technology that uses mobile devices to cast ballots in Mali”

Ines Black and Sharique Hasan
“Hunting for talent: firm-driven labor market search in the United States”

Law School
Jeff Ward
“What are the salient barriers to effective justice technology innovation within the legal industry?”

Liberal Studies
Anne Mitchell Whisnant
“Black Communities and Blue Ridge Parkway Land Acquisition, 1933-1945”

Psychology and Neuroscience
Eve Puffer
“Coping Together”

Psychology and Neuroscience
Sarah Gaither
“Understanding the development of Latino self-identification and its’ psychological consequences”

Public Policy
Sarah Komisarow
“Supporting Children’s Mental Health in K-12 Public Schools: Adding to the Evidence-Base in North Carolina”

Public Policy
Robyn C. Meeks
“Testing whether transparency, information, and financial interventions can shift norms and reduce CO2 emissions in Pakistan”

Public Policy
Christopher Sims
“Measuring German Cultural Connections in Santa Catarina, Brazil”
*funded in partnership with the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)

Public Policy
Simon Miles
Triangle Institute for Security Studies
Susan Colbourn
“Nuclear Alliances”
*funded in partnership with the America in the World Consortium

Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience
Anna Gassman-Pines
Public Policy
Elizabeth Gifford
Public Policy and Economics
Marcos Rangel
Public Policy
Sarah Dickerson
Public Policy and Sociology
Warren Lowell
“Rental Housing Sales, Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Housing Insecurity, and Educational Disadvantage”

Social Science Research Institute and Psychology and Neuroscience
Patty Van Cappellen
“Studying the effects of reminding religious people of the benevolence of God on their positive emotions (i.e., awe, hope) and well-being”

Ashley Harrell
“Resource inequality and homophily in networked collective action groups”

Lynn Smith-Lovin
“Gender Norm Violations and Race”

Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)
Yingwei Yang
Charmaine Royal
“Using photovoice to explore the perceptions of “race” and “racial equity” among Duke students and Durham residents”

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