CONSIRT is Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program. The CONSIRT website is crossnationalstudies.org.
The CONSIRT Program was established by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science of The Ohio State University and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, and the Graduate School of Social Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN and GSSR PAN, respectively).
The main objective of the CONSIRT Program is to stimulate and facilitate research, graduate training, and undergraduate education. The CONSIRT Program provides an opportunity for preparing and administering complex research projects with a cross-national perspective. It promotes experience in developing successful grant proposals at the national and international levels within the public and private domains. The research aspect of the program is designed around the production of publishable research in first rate social science journals and high quality monographs.
The CONSIRT Program is also committed to enhancing the educational and professional training of graduate and undergraduate students who are specifically interested in studying social issues within a cross-national perspective. The faculty in the program is charged with developing an environment of mentorship that goes beyond course requirements and allows graduate students to develop the professional skills needed for an interdisciplinary bridging of sociology, political science, and related disciplines. The CONSIRT Program prepares undergraduates for the rigors of graduate level training and/or the professional world. Students are given opportunities to articulate their ideas to small groups of colleagues, and to present their research to large academic audiences. The program promotes the development of professional networks necessary for collaborative research. It also enhances graduate and undergraduate academic experience that broadens awareness of history, culture and social diversity.
In the CONSIRT website, you can find information about the program, the people involved, institutional members, our research (projects, publications, and conferences), our training programs in cross-national studies (including the Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw), upcoming events, and links of interest.