Policy Research Institute
The Policy Research Institute (PRI) of the LBJ School of Public Affairs provides funding for faculty-led projects in international and urban affairs. Over the years the PRI has supported research on a wide range of public policy topics, including international affairs, comparative policy and politics, cross-border policy, urban infrastructure, social policy, policing, community and asset development, local finance, and roles of nonprofit organizations in the public sector. PRI-funded projects generally result in faculty-authored publications.
The International Program of the Policy Research Institute provides funding to LBJ School faculty members for research and outreach projects that will enhance our understanding of public policy issues in the international arena. These include areas of policy research that are genuinely international in scope (trade, security, telecommunications, etc.), as well as those projects with a systematic policy focus (health, environment, governance) in one or more countries outside of the U.S.
The Urban Program of the Policy Research Institute provides funding to LBJ School faculty members for research and outreach projects on public policy issues of metropolitan areas and regionalism in the U.S. and abroad.