IBS includes a vibrant community of graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are learning how to conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the social and behavioral sciences. Combining training in their home discipline with collaborative research in the Institute, students and postdocs train in one or more of our program areas: Population, Health and Society, Prevention Science, Environment and Society, and International Development.
Interdisciplinary Training at IBS
The Institute of Behavioral Science provides graduate students with various funding opportunities to further their own research and collaborate with IBS researchers on projects. This usually takes the form of small research grants awarded over the fall and spring semesters, and summer research assistantship grants.
ITSS is a university-wide interdisciplinary training program for graduate students, providing professional socialization and training. Workshops and mini-courses are open to all graduate students doing work related to the social and behavioral sciences.
Population dynamics underlie many of the challenges to social and environmental well-being globally. Seeking to better understand the causes and consequences of population processes, CU-Boulder offers an interdepartmental Graduate Certificate Program in Population Studies.
IBS offers many services to its graduate and postdoctoral students, intended to help gain necessary skills, advance their research agendas, and pursue collaboration with other scholars in interdisciplinary areas of research.
Funding and Awards
IBS-affiliated students have been granted a wide variety of funding and awards for their research, teaching, and service.