• Welcome to the Social Science Research Council, leader in international social science.

  • SSRC research informs and influences public conversation and policy debates.

  • The SSRC produces high-quality social science both in print and online.

  • Many SSRC fellowships support overseas fieldwork on non-US cultures and societies.

  • SSRC fellowships support the next generation of scholars in doing vital research.

  • The SSRC engages academic and non-academic audiences on public issues.

  • The SSRC assists social scientists in other countries with scholarly resources.

  • The SSRC builds social science research capacity in other countries.

  • The SSRC links researchers from across the globe to study issues on the ground.

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  • Brooklyn is the base from which the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) pursues collaborative research projects with partners all over the world, on topics of pressing global concern. Read more about us.

  • The SSRC publishes quality social science research that informs both academic and public debate. Look at the impact that Measure of America is having on public health campaigns in California.

  • The China-Africa Knowledge Project aims to deepen understanding of China’s new engagement with Africa, connect researchers across disciplines and regions, and situate emergent scholarship within broader scholarly and policy discourses. 

  • Marnie Thomson explores the fields of Makere village, just outside Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, as part of her SSRC-sponsored fieldwork for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship. 

  • Fellows in the early stages of their graduate career at universities in the United States and South Africa convene at Bryn Mawr College for the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program Summer Conference.

  • The African Peacebuilding Network promotes independent African peacebuilding knowledge, connecting African researchers, policy analysts, practitioners, and networks with each other and with policymaking communities around the world.

  • As a result of an SSRC-led collaboration between U.S. and Cuban researchers, scholars and the public now have access to Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba papers. Read more about the Hemingway Document Preservation Project.

  • A Vietnamese doctor speaks to SSRC executive director Mary McDonnell about the challenges his health center faces in providing primary health care, the subject of an SSRC-led study. Read more about the Vietnam Program.

  • A Chinese public-health expert (far right) teams up with a British anthropologist to interview members of rural families in Yunnan about environmental health concerns. Read more about the China Environment and Health Initiative.

Newsbites
October 31st 2014
Al Jazeera America draws on Measure of America findings for a story about the role of sports in American society: "More than a Game: Mississippi Triumphs at Football but Lags in Development” →
October 31st 2014
Former program director Richard Arum will lead a seminar about the Education Research Program's new book Aspiring Adults Adrift at NYU this coming Monday, November 3 [RSVP to attend] →
October 29th 2014
Seteney Shami, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program and the InterAsia Program, comments on the short- and long-term challenges for research and development of academic disciplines in the Arab world for an Al-Fanar Media article: “Arab Uprisings Echo in the Social Sciences" →

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Featured Publication

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates
by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa
Deadline: December 1, 2014

African Peacebuilding Network
Deadline: December 14, 2014

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Deadline: November 4, 2014