The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) works to provide services, information, and support that can enhance the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of social and behavioral research at the University of Georgia.

From Our Faculty
Kristen Shockley

Kristen Shockley

“My experience has been incredibly positive. OIBR has made all parts of the grant process much smoother. It is really great having knowledgeable people that are very responsive to any issues that pop up. Invaluable service!”

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2022-06-14T14:06:27-04:00
Kristen Shockley
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Logan Fiorella

Logan Fiorella

"The OIBR Grant Development Program was instrumental in helping me prepare competitive grant proposals and make connections with other faculty across campus in the social sciences. I now rely on OIBR for excellent pre- and post-award support for all my funded
projects.”

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2022-06-14T14:07:40-04:00
Logan Fiorella
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Anne Shaffer

Anne Shaffer

I continue to have excellent experiences with both pre-award and post-award staff and their support. They're consistently responsive, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful and I'm immensely grateful for the resources they provide.

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2022-06-14T14:09:52-04:00
Anne Shaffer
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Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner

“The Grant Development Program is a really incredible resource for UGA faculty! It is hard to overstate the value of having models for what various grant applications look like, learning from those who have been awarded these grants, and getting feedback on your own proposals.”

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2022-10-12T10:55:40-04:00
Allison Skinner
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Owens Institute for Behavioral Research

Celebrating 50 Years

In 2020, the Owens institute celebrated its 50th year of supporting social and behavioral science research at the University of Georgia.

The institute has grown exponentially over the last 50 years by consistently reaching a 30% hit rate for funding. The programs nurtured by OIBR not only attract faculty with some of UGA’s largest grant awards at the university, but also make a positive impact in the lives of many individuals in Georgia and elsewhere.

Fifty years later, we have stayed true to Bill Owens core principles of mentoring, advocacy, collaborative research, and supporting social and behavioral science research. The cornerstones of OIBR include encouraging and supporting innovative research; fostering collaboration across disciplines; mentoring our junior faculty; providing resources to support rigorous scientific research; and inspiring and celebrating the successes of our scientists.