The Lincy Institute at UNLV conducts and supports research that focuses on improving Nevada's health, education, and social services. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and families in Nevada.

The Lincy Institute's mission is closely aligned with UNLV's strategic priorities and its existing academic, research, and service programs. The university provides the elements necessary for enhanced quality of life by addressing systematically Nevada’s most pressing issues and problems, producing a highly educated work force, and contributing to the state's research and development capabilities.

The Institute is funded with a generous contribution made possible by The Lincy Foundation.

Goals and Objectives

  • Support the viability of the economic future of Nevada and the quality of life for its residents, especially in Southern Nevada.
  • Create a new model for bringing together state, regional, and for-profit and non-profit agencies to address the large-scale challenges in Southern Nevada, with a particular focus on education, health, social services, economic development, governance, and nonprofits.
  • Identify and attract federal, state, and private funding opportunities.
  • Provide baseline and follow-up assessments of agency activities that can, in turn, highlight applications for these funds.
  • Design and maintain a data repository to support research, grant acquisition and application.

Our Services

The Lincy Institute will provide direct services to community partners in the form of:

  • Faculty research
  • Research analysis
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Experimental design services

Through coordination with the Institute’s Senior Resident Scholars and Program Directors, non-profit agencies may be eligible for research and experimental design support to improve their effectiveness to attract new funding resources and advance applications for federal, state, and private grants and contracts.

Community partners may also seek consultation on data analysis for final report requirements, have access to data held by the Institute, and request assistance to develop and manage fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities.