The Jain Family Institute is an applied research organization in the social sciences.

Our Work

Guaranteed Income

Guaranteed Income

We build pilots, design policy, and conduct research on guaranteed income alongside international partners in government, philanthropy, and academia.

Digital Ethics and Governance

Digital Ethics and Governance

We conduct research, support education, and develop governance systems relating to the use of artificial intelligence at all scales.

Higher Education Finance

Higher Education Finance

We focus on designing financing for the labor and education markets, with expertise in income contingent financing capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.

New Initiatives

New Initiatives

JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.

Recent Updates

January 25, 2021

Upcoming Panel: Party Politics and the Financialization of Social Policy in Brazil

The panel will take place on Zoom on Monday, January 25, 2-4pm ET

December 15, 2020

Reweaving the Safety Net: The Best Fit for Guaranteed Income

Part of “From Idea to Reality,” JFI’s white paper series on building guaranteed income in the US, the new report examines the role that GI can play in the social safety net

December 5, 2020

Business Insider, The American Prospect, Open Campus, Courier cover JFI's Millennial Student Debt project

JFI's ongoing series on the higher education landscape provides evidence for the benefits of student debt cancellation

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Phenomenal World

Phenomenal World is a publication managed by staff of the Jain Family Institute, focused on theory and commentary across the social sciences. The content published here does not necessarily reflect the views of the Jain Family Institute.

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We are currently accepting applications for a vice president of strategy and operations.

Support Us

JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.

Contact Us

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