• 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.

  • Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film, and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Bolivia.

  • 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.

April 16th 2014
Measure of America announces the launch of NYC Data to Go, a project to create an interactive tool that will map human need and well-being across the New York metro area, consolidating federal, state, and local data on need, resources, and outcomes in a single curated source →
April 16th 2014
The Forum on Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD) has released a new report, drafted by China Environment and Health Initiative program director Jennifer Holdaway and former program officer Lewis Husain: Food Safety in China: A Mapping of Problems, Governance and Research [PDF download available] →
April 14th 2014
New at The Immanent Frame: Amr Ezzat argues that in Egypt the state functions as a de facto church, monitoring and maintaining “politico-religious loyalty” →

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