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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Montana Join the CUF

The SSRC is pleased to welcome two new member institutions to the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences: the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Montana. The College and University Fund for the Social Sciences is a network of over forty higher education partners that are dedicated to connecting across disciplines and institutions to produce high-impact scholarship, and to expanding the funding infrastructure for social and behavioral science worldwide. “The College and University Fund network is a key mechanism for leveraging the capacity of the international research community and also for generating the funding necessary …

Announcing the 2022 International Dissertation Research Fellows

The Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) is thrilled to announce the 2022 cohort of IDRF fellows. For 25 years, the IDRF program has partnered with the Mellon Foundation to support PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences conducting dissertation research on non-US or US Indigenous cultures and societies across the world. This class of fellows, the program’s final cohort, will include 60 graduate students conducting research across 13 disciplines—from political science and area studies to geography, education, and Native American studies—in 12 regions worldwide. Projects include research on the collection and circulation of sacred …

Gina Neff and Raka Ray Join the SSRC Board of Directors

The Social Science Research Council is proud to welcome two leaders in research and higher education as members of its Board of Directors: Dr. Gina Neff, who directs the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge, and Dr. Raka Ray, dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Neff and Ray will serve on the SSRC Board of Directors for three-year terms. Gina Neff is the executive director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and professor of Technology & Society at the University of …

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