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IHDSC Initiatives

IHDSC hosts a range of initiatives aimed at catalyzing new programs of multidisciplinary research, linking people across divides to solve social problems, building intellectual community, and disseminating research evidence to policymakers, practitioners, and general audiences. Professional development, peer-to-peer sharing, and feedback and support are key components. Whether you are interested in receiving pilot funding for an innovative research project, connecting with scholars from other disciplines to achieve common goals, identifying partners within policy or practice organizations, or disseminating your research to broad audiences, we encourage you to join the IHDSC community through one of the initiatives below.

Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity

Inequality is prevalent in health, education, justice, and technology — in our own backyard and around the globe. Enriching opportunities that engender positive outcomes are distributed inequitably to children and youth in our communities. To bring groundbreaking, rigorous research and collaborative engagement to bear on this challenge, the Institute’s 2019-2020 theme is “Unraveling Inequality, Expanding Opportunity.”

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Seed Awards

The IHDSC seed award program aims to support faculty members in launching new programs of multidisciplinary research. IHDSC is committed to providing seed funding for new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise and further the mission of IHDSC. Successful seed awards often lead to dissemination of research findings and applications for external awards.

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IHDSC's approach to partnership is guided by a set of principles and the aim to create new knowledge of effective policies and practices and their implementation across multiple sectors and settings, and build the capacity to eliminate disparities and foster learning, health, and development for children and youth in our communities.

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