On January 15 the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) released its 2019 report highlighting the top university recipients of research dollars in the social and behavioral sciences. The University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D report includes information on 468 colleges and universities.
As in previous years, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor continues to lead the nation in total federal social science research dollars. U-M received $117.2 million in federal social science R&D, making it the second largest university recipient of federal social science research dollars. This year’s rankings also feature a dashboard on the COSSA website that allows users to engage with an interactive map of recipients of social and behavioral science R&D funding.
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), of which U-M is a member, is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to promote sustainable federal funding for social and behavioral science research and federal policies that positively impact the conduct of research. COSSA serves as a united voice for a broad, diverse network of organizations, institutions, communities, and stakeholders who care about a successful and vibrant social science research enterprise. The COSSA membership includes professional and disciplinary associations, scientific societies, research centers and institutes, and U.S. colleges and universities.