Currently, it has undertaken 38 national level projects, including two major bidding projects of the National Social Science Fund, four key projects of the National Social Science Fund, 31 general projects of the National Social Science Fund, and one general project of the Natural Science Foundation of China. In recent years, ISMR has won a third prize of the Excellent Scientific Research Result Award of the Ministry of Education, a first prize of the Excellent Philosophical and Sociological Research Result Award of Sichuan Province, and two first prizes of the Excellent Research Result Award of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission. In addition, the results of seven research projects were reviewed by the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, or adopted by the central government.
Centering on the “One Body and Two Wings” development strategy, ISMR will play the role of a high-level academic platform, a research base, and a governmental think tank for scientific research, talent training, social service, and cultural tradition and innovation. It plans to build a top academic team to undertake more key research projects and yield greater research results. Thus, it will make greater contributions to building the University into an excellent university with special features.