Program Type: Initiative

NSF-Mercury Project Partnership

A new $20 million partnership with the National Science Foundation will advance the scientific frontier of building Covid-19 vaccination demand and a healthier information environment.

Advancing Scientific Knowledge about the Impact of Public Health

In partnership with the National Science Foundation, this initiative advances scientific knowledge about the impact of public health information on the health and well-being of individuals and communities by supporting research investigating the key factors contributing to trust in science-based public health information.

Thank you!

Thank you for your nomination. The Albert O. Hirschman Prize laureate will be announced in Spring 2022.

2022 Hirschman Prize Nominations

The Social Science Research Council invites nominations for its highest honor, the Albert O. Hirschman Prize. This biennial prize recognizes excellence in social and behavioral science in the tradition of Albert O. Hirschman’s pioneering research. Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022 Online Form – Hirschman Nominations

The Albert O. Hirschman Prize

Awarded every two years, the Hirschman Prize is the highest honor of the Social Science Research Council. It recognizes excellence in social and behavioral science in the tradition of Albert O. Hirschman’s pioneering research.

SSRC Fellow Initiative

The SSRC Fellow initiative invites distinguished scholars to the Council to strengthen research and programming in the areas in which we currently work or aspire to work.

American Slavery’s Legacy across Space and Time

The American Slavery’s Legacy across Space and Time initiative combines qualitative research with big-data methodologies to bring to light how an entire community was transformed by American slavery, while also establishing ethical norms for this type of emerging research.

An American Dilemma for the 21st Century

An American Dilemma for the 21st Century is an archive and digital platform designed to preserve and extend the seminal work of Swedish economist Gunner Myrdals on the American ideals of equal opportunity and democracy in the face of deep and enduring racial discrimination.

Digital Platforms Initiative

The Digital Platforms Initiative supports the development and testing of interventions designed to improve the quality of interactions on digital platforms, and to lead to new welfare-enhancing policy and regulatory frameworks.

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