UCL Research Domains


Collaborative Social Science

Collaborative Social Science Domain

UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain

Professor Carey Jewitt announced as new Chair of the Collaborative Social Science Domain
Professor Carey Jewitt (UCL IOE) will be the new Chair of the Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD), UCL’s initiative to support cross-disciplinary collaboration in social science and other disciplines. Professor Jewitt is part of the UCL Knowledge Lab, an interdisciplinary research centre that investigates media, technology and digital innovation. Full OVPR announcement

Academy of Social Sciences' report showcases the vital role of the social sciences in private sector businesses across the UK.  Download the report

Fit for the Future: Research Leadership Matters
Historically social sciences have not cultivated a coherent or explicit approach to research leadership. ESRC Report 

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What do we do?
The Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD) supports UCL's social science researchers  regardless of their departmental or faculty affiliations with the particular aims of increasing cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty research collaboration and grant capture. We also encourage methodological innovation and new cross disciplinary partnerships across institutional boundaries. Our Social Science Plus funding scheme supports pilot projects that will lay the basis for major external funding applications. We also manage internal selection processes in response to quota driven calls from funding organisations. Our Early Career Network and engagement/impact activities build capacity.

Who do we work with?
We support researchers with social science interests working in law, languages, medicine, engineering, the built environment, the natural sciences etc. as well as those working in the wide range of disciplinary fields in the social sciences. We are also interested in non-social scientists who wish to deepen their research activities by forming collaborations with UCL's rich range of social scientists.

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