Research Spotlight 

10 SHASS Research Fund recipients announced for 2016

The annual SHASS Research Fund supports MIT research in the humanities, arts, or social sciences that shows promise of making an important contribution to the proposed area of activity.

This year's funding will support research on: virtual reality; income inequality and the musical industry; ideas of India and Indianess; new musical works; William Buckley and 20th century conservatism; African chemistry; the origins of human language; sleep deprivation and the urban poor; the nature of explanation, and leadership in Russia. 

Portfolio of the award-winning research projects


MIT Research in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
MIT-SHASS is engaged in generating ideas to help meet the world's great challenges, and is home to research that has a global impact. With 13 academic fields, the school's research portfolio includes international studies; history; poverty alleviation; science, technology and society; literature; anthropology; digital humanities; linguistics; philosophy; global studies and languages; music and theater; political science; writing; security studies; comparative media; and economics.