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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 share agreement capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.


Recent Updates

July 9, 2020

From Idea to Reality: Getting to Guaranteed Income

Amid growing calls for a US guaranteed income, JFI releases a new series for lawmakers and advocates on how to build and implement such a program nationwide

June 29, 2020

Announcing JFI's Social Wealth Seminar

The seminar is an ongoing virtual, semi-monthly forum exploring strategies to manage public assets and resources in service of a more just society.

June 25, 2020

Declining Access, Rising Cost: The Geography of Higher Education Post-2008

A new report on the Phenomenal World and interactive map displaying the price of college throughout the US

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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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Opportunities

The Jain Family Institute typically hires research fellows for the fall and spring semesters, but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.


Support Us

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


Contact Us

If you are interested in collaborating with us or would like to hear more about our work, please get in touch.