Social Sciences Research Center

The Division of the Social Sciences established the Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) in December 2017 with a mission to advance and accelerate social science research and maximize its innovation and impact.

Our funding and activities are designed to foster team-based and multi-method collaborative approaches to understanding complex, interdisciplinary questions that will help shape the emerging fields and sub-fields of the social sciences. This bold model has proven especially valuable over the past few years, as the SSRC has nimbly responded to changing research needs, allowing research initiatives to advance despite numerous challenges and constraints.

While the nature of social sciences research continues to evolve, its importance to addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges has never been more immediate. SSRC is ideally situated to respond by providing specialized programs and services that support our faculty's diverse needs and ambitious plans for research and public engagement.