SSRC Covid-19 Operating Information


The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.


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  1. The SSRC is proud to announce Dr. Teresa P. R. Caldeira as the new chair of the SSRC Board of Directors. The Council also welcomes two new members to the SSRC Board: Dr. Til Schuermann and Dr. Joseph Schull

  2. The Council’s new Just Tech Rapid-Response Grants fund research projects that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more and apply

  3. The SSRC is proud to announce that Professor James C. Scott is the recipient of the 2020 Albert O. Hirschman Prize, the Council’s highest honor

  4. A statement from SSRC president Alondra Nelson: “On Mourning, Moving Forward, and a Social Science of Solutions”

  5. The SSRC’s Measure of America program has released its annual report on youth disconnection, “A Decade Undone: Youth Disconnection in the Age of Coronavirus.” Read the full 2020 report

  6. SSRC president Alondra Nelson, the acclaimed scholar and former Columbia University Dean, who has led the SSRC since 2017, will be stepping down in the early fall of 2021. A search for her successor is now underway.

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