Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders


ISPS sponsors various programs on campus, all with the aim of supporting and enhancing interdisciplinary research in the social sciences at Yale.

Policy Lab

In October 2016, ISPS will bring nearly fifty years of experience with student programs and a reputation for high-quality research to launch its newest project - The Policy Lab. The Lab provides Yale students a physical space and dynamic programming to conduct data-intensive policy-related...

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Center for the Study of Inequality

Launched in February 2015 on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality (I-CSI) seeks to promote high-quality, multi-disciplinary research on the relationship between economic inequality and American political life. I-CSI moves politics from the...

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Center for the Study of American Politics

The Center for the Study of American Politics was created to promote the work of scholars in the field of American politics. Using a broad set of methodological approaches and enjoying the advantages of deep knowledge of American politics, Americanists have made signal contributions to our...

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ISPS Health at Yale

ISPS Health at Yale brings together scholars from across the university who are focused on developing policy-relevant research that can improve health, strengthen health care systems and enhance the way health care is delivered.

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Program on Ethics, Politics & Economics

The Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics sponsors interdisciplinary teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Yale. It is designed to foster informed debate about public policy in the light of disciplined reflection on the fundamentals of human association. The Program...

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Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics focuses its attention on bios or life, and the ways we have helped, broken and abused it. Our teaching and research program is broader than most bioethics programs’, and includes not only biomedical ethics but...

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ISPS Fellowships

   ISPS supports three fellowships for Yale students. The fellowships are designed to prepare graduate and undergraduate students from across the disciplines to contribute to domestic policy discussions in the United States.   ISPS Policy Fellows The Yale ISPS Policy Fellows Program supports Yale...

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