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Apply now for the Next System Fellowship

Apply now for the Next System Fellowship

The Spring 2024 cohort of Next System Fellows is now open for applications, offering a unique path to realizing your ambitions. Creating a new world system is our ultimate goal and the focus of our research.

IIR Director Co-PI in NSF study on perceptions of efficiency and bias

IIR Director Co-PI in NSF study on perceptions of efficiency and bias

Laurie Schintler, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, is set to receive funding from the National Science Foundation for the project: "Perceptions of Efficiency and Bias in Peer Review: Algorithmic versus Human Decision Making." This project is a collaboration between the Schar School of Policy and Government (GMU) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (CHSS-GMU). The investigators on the team include: PI Laurie A. Schintler; Co-PI Connie L. McNeely, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government; and Co-PI James Witte, Professor, Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology; Director, Institute for Immigration Research.

IIR researchers receive funding for conference focused on refugee resettlement and STEM education

IIR researchers receive funding for conference focused on refugee resettlement and STEM education

James C. Witte, Professor, Sociology, Director, Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), and Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen, Assistant Director, IIR, received funding for: "Refugee Resettlement and STEM Education." This conference will focus on how STEM-oriented educational opportunities through high schools, registered apprenticeships, community college, and four-year institutions can all play a significant role in addressing urgent humanitarian needs, while also expanding the nation’s STEM workforce.

Youth Research Council Presents at ESS Conference Headlines

Youth Research Council Presents at ESS Conference

Fellows from the Youth Research Council (YRC) presented on a paper panel at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) in February of 2023 in Baltimore, MD! YRC's paper, titled "Youth Research Councils: youth-led research and social change", authored by the YRC leadership team, was part of the paper session "Coming of Age: Racism and Young People."

Youth Research Council Presents at AERA Conference

Youth Research Council Presents at AERA Conference

Youth Research Council fellows attended the 2023 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). There, fellows presented a poster detailing the research project YRC has been conducting for the last two years, which asked the research questions: 1. What are the mental health effects of racial and ethnic microagggressions on high school students in Northern Virginia? and 2. How do high school students respond to and resist racial and ethnic microaggressions in school contexts?

Announcing the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Awardees

Announcing the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Awardees

The Office of Research Innovation and Economic Impact and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is delighted to announce the results of the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Initiative. The ARIE seed funding emerged as one of the recommendations from the ARIE Task Force’s Research Committee to support research, scholarship and creative activities addressing the myriad issues on the theme of anti-racism and inclusive excellence. Such research, scholarship and creative activities continue to drive our commitment to be a national leader in anti-racism and inclusive excellence.

Witte Receives Funding for Project Aimed at Examining How Immigrant Athletes May Act As Agents of Change

Witte Receives Funding for Project Aimed at Examining How Immigrant Athletes May Act As Agents of Change

James C. Witte, Professor, Sociology; Director, Institute for Immigration Research, received funding from Americorps for the project: "Immigrants, Athletes, and Civic Engagement." Witte is collaborating with Marissa Kiss, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research, on this project. Witte and Kiss will examine the degree to which immigrant athletes use their visibility, acceptance, and influence to extend the spirit of inclusiveness and equity to all New Americans.

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

AmeriCorps Awards $3.7 Million to Universities Researching Civic Life in America: Institute for Immigration Research Among the Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, has selected 21 universities to receive more than $3.7 million for the 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement Funding Opportunity. Selected organizations will research five priority areas, including volunteer management, societal and national understanding of national service, civic infrastructure in communities, and AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Seniors programmatic interests. See the full list of newly funded AmeriCorps research projects.

Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

Professors Liu and Kirkpatrick Named 2022-23 Fenwick Fellows

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John G. Zenelis has announced the award recipients for the 2022-23 Fenwick Fellowships: Huwy-min Lucia Liu, assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, and Jesse Kirkpatrick, research associate professor, department of philosophy and acting director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.