Provost Ben Vinson III announced today that Case Western Reserve has joined a consortium of leading research universities as part of the Social Science Research Council’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences.
The 40-member group includes several Ivy League institutions, prominent private campuses such as Duke and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and major state land-grant universities. Fund membership provides faculty from those institutions exclusive opportunities for fund grants and fellowships—as well as select events and seminars for faculty and students. Among the fund’s goals are to provide mentoring, workshops and financial assistance to junior scholars just beginning their careers.
“The many challenges of the past two years—in our nation and around the world—have highlighted the increasingly vital need for rigorous, interdisciplinary efforts among social sciences scholars,” Provost Vinson said. “Our participation in this fund provides new ways for our faculty and students in these areas to secure support and engage meaningfully with colleagues beyond our own campus.”