Our Mission

OIBR stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Our mission is:

  • To encourage trans-disciplinary research by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas across disciplinary boundaries;
  • To enhance the research efforts of individual faculty members by providing services, support, and opportunity;
  • To enhance the ability of both emerging and eminent scholars to further their careers and to obtain extramural funding;
  • To encourage the development of young scholars and introduce them to effective grant proposal writing;
  • To enhance the recognition of the social and behavioral sciences across campus; and
  • To build and expand the research infrastructure at the University of Georgia by turning ideas into funded research.
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