Mobilizing social science for the public good.
The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
The Council is proud to announce Professor Aihwa Ong as the 2020 SSRC Fellow. Professor Ong will lead seminars and deliver a public lecture on “Near-Human, Cloned Monkeys, & CRISPR Babies: Productive Uncertainty in China’s Quest for Biosecurity” during her virtual residency on September 23-25.
SSRC president Alondra Nelson has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. See the announcement here
SSRC Mellon Mays Program Director Cally Waite has been selected to receive a Spencer Foundation 2020 Mentor Award. Read more here
SSRC president Alondra Nelson and board member Jennifer Richeson have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. See the list of new members elected in 2020
The SSRC’s new Social Data Research and Dissertation Fellowships, supported by the Omidyar Network, fund projects on the collection and analysis of social data—especially in relation to democracy and the US election, including the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Applications are due by June 16, 2020
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the SSRC is launching a Virtual Research Center on Covid-19, a hub for new research, writing, and initiatives relating to the current pandemic. Explore resources including rapid research grants and fellowships, a Covid-19 essay forum, a digital time capsule for future researchers of the virus, and more.