Social Science Research Council

Proposals for Social Science and COVID-19 Research – Jun 1

Posted on May 19, 2020

Social Science Research Council Issues Call for Proposals for Social Science and COVID-19 Research

In partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is requesting proposals from across the social sciences that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects.

Through the council’s COVID-19 Rapid-Response Grants program, innovative research projects that deploy remote research methods to shed light on both the short- and potential long-term effects of COVID-19 across a range of issues will be supported, including “social distancing” and virtual social interaction; governance and democracy; public trust and (dis)information; social inequality and the pandemic’s disproportionate effects by race and ethnicity; the lessons of past disasters, and responses to them, for the present; the role of religious ideas, practices, and institutions in responding to the pandemic; the workplace and labor markets; technology, surveillance, and ethics; and the uses of, and the limits to, modeling in responses to the pandemic’s effects and in scenario planning.

Awards will range from $2,000 to $5,000 for projects over six months, with the possibility of slightly more support for collaborative projects of two or more researchers.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD in any social science disciplines or related interdisciplinary fields

See the Social Science Research Council website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

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