The Social Science Research Council is a nonprofit organization that builds interdisciplinary and international networks and focuses research on important public issues. With a location in New York City, the organization works with practitioners, policymakers and academic researchers in fields of humanities and social and natural sciences. It carries mandate through workshops, conferences, research consortia, scholarly exchanges, summer training institutes and grants. The Social Science Research Council offers projects on topics related to globalization, health, international security, human migration, information technology, and political and economic development. Founded in 1923, the organization s projects are financed by grants from various private foundations and public institutions. Its knowledge institutions program works to understand the changing technological, social, political and economic conditions of institutions.