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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 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

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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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

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.


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.