Cornell researchers across colleges and departments have a long record of securing NIH funding, and NIH offers RFPs that fit with many areas of social science including (but not limited to) psychology, sociology, communication, human development, policy, government, demography, and economics. NIH topics of interest extend broadly into the social sciences and include social determinants of health and well-being such as (but not limited to) incarceration, racial discrimination and social justice, along with population science on topics such as climate migration, aging, and mortality differentials.
Goals of the Program
1. Incentivize and support high-quality NIH (K, R01 or R21) grant submissions from social science faculty across Cornell’s campuses
2. Directly respond to requests from junior faculty members of several Cornell centers for greater institutional support for their health-related research
3. Build inter-campus collaborations by leveraging NIH expertise at Weill Cornell Medical College and social science expertise across Cornell’s campuses but particularly in Ithaca.