2020 • 1 year
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It seeks to build a more just and democratic world by supporting individual scholars, enhancing the capacity of institutions, generating new research, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens. The organization works across seven general themes that inform its programming including: media, technology and politics; peace, conflict and security; economy and social policy; global and regional connections; health and environment; higher education; and, governance, democracy and civil society. The SSRC's fellowship programs target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks. In addition to fellowship programs, the SSRC builds and sustains research capacity through research networks and committees, workshops and conferences, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges and publications. The award provides general operating support to the SSRC as it builds out the organization's Just Tech program and the Public Health, Surveillance and Human Rights Network, which seeks to mobilize thought and action on how to implement mass testing and contact tracing in a way that advances equity in health outcomes and the protection and rights and liberties.
2020 • 3 years • Equitable Recovery
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of scholars, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues. The award supports SSRC's Just Tech Fellowship, which provides funding to a diverse cohort of scholars and practitioners undertaking research and work that seeks to imagine and create more equitable and representative technological futures. The Fellowship has three overarching goals: (1) to improve knowledge by creating purposive and sustainable pathways for critical research; (2) to advance and connect a network of researchers who offer necessary alternatives to the voices and institutions – including those within the technology industry – that already have outsized representation; and, (3) to challenge and reframe assumptions about the relationship between technology and power in society. Substantively, particular focus will be placed on supporting research and work that examines and analyzes technology's impact on the COVID-19 crisis. The award will also support a dynamic, digital platform to surface, elevate and connect the work and profiles of researchers focused on the social impacts of technology within and beyond the cohort of Just Tech Fellows. It is envisioned that the Just Tech platform will serve as a critical resource for scholars, journalists, policymakers, educators and interested citizens.
2014 • 1 year • International Peace & Security
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nonprofit international organization founded in 1923. It nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes knowledge on important public issues. This renewal grant is for the SSRC's Northeast Asia Security Project to promote negotiated elimination of North Korea's nuclear, ballistic missile and other weapons programs and to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula.
2010 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning
To implement a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in New York City (over three years).
2010 • 5 years • International Peace & Security
To support Track II dialogue with North Korea.
2009 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To pilot test a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in New York City.
2009 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning
To establish StartL, a public/private fund for new digital media applications for learning (over two years).
2008 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To develop a plan for a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in New York City.
2007 • 9 months • Housing
To develop a research framework and associated designs to evaluate the effects of mixed-income public housing and other assisted housing communities on resident opportunities and outcomes.
2006 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
In support of planning for the Research Partnership for New York City Schools.