Data Fluencies Dissertation Grants
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites proposals from across the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, data sciences, and related fields for a dissertation research grant competition as part of the Data Fluencies Project. We seek to support projects that mobilize new knowledge and aim to foster more just and equitable futures. Possible topics of interest include:
- mis- and disinformation online
- algorithms and social justice
- information integrity
- public-interest technology
- digital culture
- big data governance and accountability
We are particularly interested in supporting projects that center alternative epistemologies stemming from feminist, Indigenous, or Black theoretical perspectives.
With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Digital Democracies Institute, the Data Fluencies Project develops expansive and interdisciplinary approaches that combine the interpretative traditions of the arts and humanities with critical work in the social and data sciences to express, imagine, and create innovative engagements with (and resistances to) our data-filled world.
Please visit our application portal apply.ssrc.org to apply. Applications will be accepted up to the deadline of 11:59 p.m. (US EST) on March 15, 2023.
Five dissertation projects will be awarded for up to $15,000 per award.