Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Carsey Institute?

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire is a public policy and applied research organization that conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. We give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources and programs they need to effect change in their communities.

What can the Carsey Institute do for me?

We have a variety of audiences. Who are you?

How is the institute funded?

The institute was established in May 2002 from a generous gift from alumna and noted television producer Marcy Carsey. The institute has received support from the Annie E. Casey, Ford, Kellogg, and New Hampshire Charitable Foundations, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Endowment for Health among many others. See a partial list of supporters here.

Are you hiring?

Click here to learn about opportunities to work at the Carsey Institute.

How does Carsey support faculty and students?

The Carsey Institute builds upon existing faculty and center strengths to increase research activity and identify opportunities for collaboration across colleges and disciplines. The institute mentors and provides support for faculty conducting research in the social and health sciences, including coordinating the work of UNH centers focusing on social and health issues. Learn more here.

I can't find the publication I'm looking for online.

Please contact the communications coordinator at or (603) 862-0365.

I need help with a specific research question. Whom do I contact?

Please contact deputy director Curt Grimm at or (603) 862-3788.