The Future of CSSI

The opportunity to harness the world of big data and better navigate the complexity of science and technology wouldn’t be possible without our incredible donors. CSSI is fortunate to have the support of several amazing institutions and individuals who recognize the momentum, work and potential of this exciting new area of study.

Minerva Grant

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Award

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Dashun Wang a grant as part of its Young Investigator Research Program (YIP), which supports scientists and engineers who show exceptional ability and promise. The program is designed to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities to recognize the Air Force’s mission and related challenges in science and engineering.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded Dashun Wang and James Evans the DEEP project: Discovering the Extent of Estimable Prediction in Science and Technology (2015-2019).

Data Science Initiative

Dashun Wang received a grant from Northwestern University’s Data Science Initiative as the principal investigator researching the science behind why teams fail.

National Science Foundation Grant

Dashun Wang’s work on the science of collaborative research, as it relates to team success and failure, received a grant from the National Science Foundation. Under the Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) directorate, the grant supports interdisciplinary research and training in the social, behavioral and economic sciences, including SBE’s intersections with other science and engineering fields.

The Department of Defense named Dashun Wang and the Kellogg School of Management a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Minerva Grant. In total, 12 faculty awardees were selected from around the world following a merit competition of approximately 175 applicants across eight categories. Research proposals were peer-reviewed and selected in conference between the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy to identify proposals that make foundational contributions to basic social science and align with the National Defense Strategy.

In a DoD press release about the awards, Dr. Bindu Nair, deputy director of the Basic Research Office, said, “We live in a dynamic world, and many of the challenges we face are social or have social elements to them. Knowledge and methodologies generated from Minerva awardees are an important source of new ideas from the social science community to better understand the social aspects that are inherent to security and stability.”

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Opportunities for Support

We welcome new partnerships with donors and organizations interested in making philanthropic investments in this exciting field. Together, we will generate real impact by supporting the creation of knowledge and impactful discoveries.

Contact us at cssi@kellogg.northwestern.edu for more information on how to get involved.

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