The Jain Family Institute is an applied research organization in the social sciences.
We build pilots, design policy, and conduct research on guaranteed income alongside international partners in government, philanthropy, and academia.
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
We focus on designing financing for the labor and education markets, with expertise in income contingent financing capital structuring, program design, and underwriting.
JFI continually assesses potential projects. Here are a few of our new directions.
September 23, 2020
JFI student debt research featured in Higher Ed Not Debt campaign
In a week-long virtual action on the Hill for student loan forgiveness, Higher Ed Not Debt coalition members utilized JFI student debt maps and research in advocacy
September 21, 2020
Urban policy magazine discusses JFI's guaranteed income pilots
City Monitor, a new magazine of urban policy experts and journalists, spoke with JFI's Stephen Nuñez about the evidence for guaranteed income policies in cities
September 19, 2020
Yahoo! Finance piece highlights JFI findings on rising student debt burdens
The article discussed Senators Warren and Schumer's resolution for up to $50,000 in federal debt forgiveness amid disproportionate levels of student debt for lowest-income communities and communities of color
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We are currently accepting applications for a part-time research fellowship in quantitative social science and a part-time fellowship in policy communications and editorial.
JFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and depends on the support of donations from individuals and grants from institutions.
If you are interested in collaborating with us or would like to hear more about our work, please get in touch.