Research is conducted through faculty-affiliate work and through Institute and program-sponsored research projects. Research typically focuses on the country and subnational level, often in comparative perspective within regions, and often conducted in partnership with local organizations and researchers.
- Faculty-led research, undertaken by individual affiliates, supported by ICRS through institutional and university resources or through sponsored research such as grants and contracts.
- Program-based research projects organized by ICRS programs on comparative and regional issues and themes specific to these countries and regions.
- ICRS-led research projects, undertaken by the Institute on themes of cross-cutting interest.