College and University Fund for the Social Sciences

University of Washington Joins the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences

The SSRC is proud to welcome the University of Washington to the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF). UW joins a network of more than forty CUF 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. “Many of the most pressing challenges we are facing, including rising inequality, pandemic spread, climate change, and threats to democratic institutions, are fundamentally human and societal in nature. These are precisely the kinds of problems for which social and behavioral scientists seek …

University of Arizona Joins the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences

The SSRC’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF) is pleased to welcome the University of Arizona to its network of over 40 higher education partner institutions. “We are thrilled by this new partnership with the University of Arizona,” said Anna Harvey, SSRC President. “By bringing as many academic leaders to the table as possible and by ensuring that this group represents the full breadth of outstanding social and behavioral science being done across institutions, we believe the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences can help to leverage the kind of research funding that will be …

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 …

Laura Stilwell of Duke University Awarded 2022 Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is proud to announce that Laura Stilwell of Duke University has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship. Stilwell’s fellowship project will investigate the “Impact of an Unconditional Cash Gift on Low-Income Families’ Housing Ecosystems and Their Mediating Role in Child Development.” The Charles E. Lindblom Fellowship is an annual prize open exclusively to PhD candidates enrolled at one of the SSRC College and University Fund for the Social Sciences’ higher education partners. The 2022 Lindblom Fellowship invited proposals for interdisciplinary social science projects that evaluate interventions to …

Case Western Reserve University Joins the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences

The SSRC is proud to welcome Case Western Reserve University to the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF). Case Western Reserve joins a network of forty CUF 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. “Societies around the globe face pressing challenges at scale: pandemics, hunger, climate change, growing economic inequality, threats to democratic institutions,” said SSRC president Anna Harvey. “The College and University Fund network is a key mechanism for leveraging the capacity of the international …

The College and University Fund for the Social Sciences Welcomes New Member Institutions

The SSRC College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF) is proud to welcome six new institutions to its consortium of higher education partners: Boston University; Carnegie Mellon University; Purdue University; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Riverside; and the University of California, Santa Cruz. “CUF is a critical mechanism through which the SSRC is bringing together researchers and research funders, including public and private funders, to set a broad research agenda, build the kinds of networks that can work toward finding solutions to global challenges, and ensure that research funding can be directed toward …

2021 College and University Fund for the Social Sciences Conference

Social Science Reckonings   On October 4, 2021, the Social Science Research Council will convene the institutions of the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences for a virtual conference centered on the theme of “Social Science Reckonings.” In the past year, the social sciences have been extraordinarily active in furthering understanding of the multiple upheavals we have all experienced – a pandemic, a US electoral crisis, and a racial reckoning sparked by police violence but with deep historical and structural roots. At the same time, the historical and structural roots of racism and exclusion within the social sciences …

Gabriela Kirk of Northwestern University Awarded First Annual Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce that Gabriela Kirk of Northwestern University has been awarded the first annual Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship for her project entitled, “Can Electronic Monitoring Fix Mass Incarceration? Understanding the Role of Electronic Monitoring in Local Policy Reform.” The Charles E. Lindblom Memorial Fellowship is exclusively open to doctoral candidates at the partner institutions of the SSRC College and University Fund for the Social Sciences. Awarded annually, it supports an interdisciplinary social science project that focuses on anticipatory social research, an approach that directs research toward identifying, contextualizing, and framing emergent social phenomena. …

Announcing the 2020 Grantees: New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the 2020 grantees of New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences, a request for proposals open exclusively to faculty of the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences member institutions. Scholarly Borderlands, the Council’s research incubator program, invited proposals for interdisciplinary working groups that would ask novel questions, develop new frameworks, rethink methodological approaches, and find innovative answers. Applicants were encouraged, although not required, to submit applications for research projects related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The response to this competition made it clear that this kind of funding fills a significant gap in …

2020 SSRC Fellow Seminar with Aihwa Ong

Near-Humans, Cloned Monkeys, & CRISPR Babies: Productive Uncertainty in China’s Quest for Biosecurity September 24, 2020 The Social Science Research Council invites applications to participate in an exclusive seminar on “Near-Humans, Cloned Monkeys, & CRISPR Babies: Productive Uncertainty in China’s Quest for Biosecurity” led by the Council’s 2020 SSRC Fellow, Professor Aihwa Ong. The seminar will take place via Zoom on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. 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. Professor …

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