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Supporting Scholars Worldwide

Since its founding, the SSRC has awarded more than 15,000 fellowships and distributed more than $100 million to scholars around the world. Through graduate research fellowships, early-career faculty grants, and convenings of senior scholars and experts, the SSRC forms an essential bridge that spans disciplines, institutions, and borders.

Left: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, International Dissertation Research Fellow 2002

Advancing Knowledge: The Social Data Initiative

The SSRC’s Social Data Initiative examines the impact of social media and related digital technologies on society; generates insights to inform policy at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy; and advances new avenues for future research. Through the initiative's Social Media and Democracy Research Grants, researchers from institutions around the world will be permitted unprecedented access to Facebook data to study the role of social media in elections and democracy.

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