Apply for the Social Science Research Council's Rapid Response Grants on Covid-19 and Social Science

Brief Description The SSRC’s Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants thus support 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. These include:

  • “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

  • The uses of, and the limits to, modeling in responses to the pandemic’s effects and in scenario planning

These topics are illustrative. Applicants are welcome to propose others. Projects focused on groups most affected by the pandemic are especially encouraged, as are those that can constructively inform responses across communities, public actors and institutions, and others. Eligibility The Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants invites proposals from researchers who hold a PhD in any social science disciplines or related interdisciplinary fields. The grants offer research support for up to six months toward research-related expenses. These include, but are not limited to, access to data sets, archives and relevant publications, costs related to conducting online research of various kinds, and research assistance. Applications are welcome from any country around the world. Awards will range from USD$2,000 to $5,000, with the possibility of slightly more support for collaborative projects of two or more researchers. Deadline is June 1st, 2020 For more information, click here

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