The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of liberal arts colleges and graduate institutions in Southern California, have joined SSRC’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences, a group of esteemed educational institutions that provide annual financial support to enhance the infrastructure of social science research, to catalyze interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, and to support scholars and scholarship.

“The SSRC greatly appreciates the Claremont Colleges’ expression of support for our work to build and enhance the ecology of social inquiry,” said SSRC president Alondra Nelson. “Through innovative teaching and vital research, the Claremont Colleges—a network of distinguished institutions—play an integral role in the social science community, and we are grateful for this deepened partnership.”

“The Claremont Colleges have a long tradition of preparing scholars for careers in the social sciences through rigorous teaching and pedagogy,” said G. Gabrielle Starr, president of Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges. “Strengthening our ties to the SSRC will provide additional opportunities for faculty members and students to generate knowledge to better understand the human condition.”