Our Purpose


Our vision is for the University of Georgia to be a recognized leader in interdisciplinary social and behavioral science research, addressing the world’s most challenging problems within a framework of innovation and inclusion. 


The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research facilitates scholarly inquiry and external funding in the social and behavioral sciences at the University of Georgia. We provide faculty mentoring, research administration services, and interdisciplinary networking opportunities, as well as advocate for social and behavioral science research. 

Leading with our values

We support research and foster collaboration across disciplines.

We encourage and support innovative research.

We adapt to opportunities and challenges both within and outside the University.

We provide opportunities for faculty development through networking, training, and mentoring.

We provide resources to support rigorous scientific research.