Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists (SSSIJ)

Overview

The 3-day summer institute is organized by Nicholas Lemann (Columbia University) and Tali Woodward (The Trace) and has been hosted annually at the foundation’s NYC office since 2017. The program accepts about 15-20 participants.

The program involves instructional sessions in the morning and application-oriented sessions in the afternoon. Guest speakers, both journalists and social scientists, help with both the instructional and application aspects of the program, and point journalists toward current topics where interaction with social science may be useful.

Participants must submit a two-page description of a journalistic project they would like to do that involves at least one significant issue studied by social scientists and complete some readings in advance.

Eligibility

Participation is restricted to U.S.-based journalists. Priority will be given to journalists who write about topics of interest to RSF.

Inquiries can be sent to sssij@rsage.org

Technical questions about the application portal (Fluxx) can be sent to grantsmgt@rsage.org

RSF

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.

Grants

The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.

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