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

Assaf Oshri | Human Development & Family Science

"When I arrived at UGA as a fresh tenure-track professor, OIBR was a central research support entity that helped me start my research and stream of external funding. Through OIBR, I met and connected with senior colleagues and scholars from different disciplines that were indispensable for my research program and the foundation of the Youth Development Institute (YDI.UGA.EDU)."
Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-01-04T13:20:24-05:00
"When I arrived at UGA as a fresh tenure-track professor, OIBR was a central research support entity that helped me start my research and stream of external funding. Through OIBR, I met and connected with senior colleagues and scholars from different disciplines that were indispensable for my research program and the foundation of the Youth Development Institute (YDI.UGA.EDU)."

Yoon Joon Choi | Social Work

"When I was on the academic job market, one of the criteria for my future home institution was having a place like the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, which supports social and behavioral researchers and provides space for networking and mentorship. My experience with the OIBR far exceeded what I expected! Everyone at the OIBR is consummate professionals who make our work easy by taking care of everything but science. Thank you for all you do, OIBR!"
Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-01-04T13:23:55-05:00
"When I was on the academic job market, one of the criteria for my future home institution was having a place like the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, which supports social and behavioral researchers and provides space for networking and mentorship. My experience with the OIBR far exceeded what I expected! Everyone at the OIBR is consummate professionals who make our work easy by taking care of everything but science. Thank you for all you do, OIBR!"
Jiaying Liu

Jiaying Liu | Communication Studies

“Writing the very first extramural grant proposal can be a daunting task for young scholars like me. OIBR connects me to the broader intellectual community of social and behavioral sciences at UGA. I have learned from the most innovative, inspiring, and nurturing researchers and mentors on campus. OIBR has enabled me, coached me, and given me the confidence to pursue grant funding and career development opportunities. The best part is that I could completely trust the extremely knowledgeable and extraordinary team at the institute in the process of preparing, submitting, and managing my grant. I can’t imagine achieving my goals without their strong, tireless and patient support along the way. There is no other organization like OIBR. It has profoundly impacted my scholarship and my professional growth; and for that, I am forever grateful.”
Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-01-04T13:28:49-05:00
Jiaying Liu
“Writing the very first extramural grant proposal can be a daunting task for young scholars like me. OIBR connects me to the broader intellectual community of social and behavioral sciences at UGA. I have learned from the most innovative, inspiring, and nurturing researchers and mentors on campus. OIBR has enabled me, coached me, and given me the confidence to pursue grant funding and career development opportunities. The best part is that I could completely trust the extremely knowledgeable and extraordinary team at the institute in the process of preparing, submitting, and managing my grant. I can’t imagine achieving my goals without their strong, tireless and patient support along the way. There is no other organization like OIBR. It has profoundly impacted my scholarship and my professional growth; and for that, I am forever grateful.”

Sun Joo “Grace” Ahn | Advertising

"Receiving training through the OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program (GDP) as a junior faculty member was a truly life-changing experience.

The combination of informative lectures, hands-on mentoring, and rigorous peer-reviews gave me the confidence and skill set needed to secure my first NIH R01 as a Principal Investigator. Since completion of the GDP, I still rely heavily on OIBR pre- and post-award services as an OIBR Fellow and cannot imagine submitting a funding proposal without their assistance. As an added bonus, I've made some incredible friends along the way!"
Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-01-05T10:10:35-05:00
"Receiving training through the OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program (GDP) as a junior faculty member was a truly life-changing experience. The combination of informative lectures, hands-on mentoring, and rigorous peer-reviews gave me the confidence and skill set needed to secure my first NIH R01 as a Principal Investigator. Since completion of the GDP, I still rely heavily on OIBR pre- and post-award services as an OIBR Fellow and cannot imagine submitting a funding proposal without their assistance. As an added bonus, I've made some incredible friends along the way!"

Brad Phillips | Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy

"OIBR manages pre-awards and post awards for Georgia CTSA (UL1) and all sub-awards (KL2, TL1, Admin Suppl., Pilot Seed Grants, Presidents’ Award, etc). The work, communication,  and collaboration of the OIBR team has been exceptional."
Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
2021-01-04T14:05:38-05:00
"OIBR manages pre-awards and post awards for Georgia CTSA (UL1) and all sub-awards (KL2, TL1, Admin Suppl., Pilot Seed Grants, Presidents’ Award, etc). The work, communication,  and collaboration of the OIBR team has been exceptional."
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OIBR Updated Policies 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, due to very high traffic, OIBR is not currently accepting requests for grants management assistance from new Affiliates. OIBR is continuing current policy of not accepting transfers from other colleges or departments or outside the university.

OIBR will no longer accept contracts OR foundation grants unless the Principal Investigator has an active grant(s) already managed by OIBR. The exception will be contracts and foundation grants submitted by Grant Development Program Participants that are the focus of the GDP program (the one grant that we require participants submit through OIBR). This does not affect foundation grants/contracts that OIBR is currently managing.

Existing Affiliates and Distinguished Scholars that currently do not have active grants are welcome to use our grants management (pre- and post-award) services (with the caveats noted above). We will, of course, continue to encourage people to affiliate with the Institute and as you all know we provide a wide range of programming that is open to the entire UGA community (e.g., speed networking, invited talks etc.).

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