Academy News

Press Release: Will Hutton takes on role as President of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 15 April 2021: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Will Hutton FAcSS will be our new president. Will succeeds Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS whose six-year term ends on 17 June 2021. As a political economist and one of UK’s leading economic commentators Will is a passionate and public advocate for… Read more »

Academy responds to UKRI announcements on funding cuts

AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance  The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) strongly urges the UK government to reinstate funding for UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Newton Fund and university QR funding for GCRF, to meet its existing commitments. It is vitally important to the UK… Read more »

Call for Fellow nominations Autumn 2021

The Academy welcomes Fellow nominations for autumn 2021. The deadline for submissions is Friday 4 June 2021. New nominations of outstanding social scientists are essential to sustaining the Fellowship lifeblood of the Academy and help ensure that we retain inclusion and diversity in many different dimensions across our Fellowship. We encourage applications from the academic,… Read more »

Open call for new Council members 2021

Would you like to help lead the Academy’s mission to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit? Three vacancies are coming up for election on the Academy’s Council this year. One of the vacancies fall from within the constituency of individual Fellows and two from within the constituency of Learned Societies. The… Read more »

Academy of Social Sciences responds to 2021 Budget announcement

This Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) response to the 2021 Budget focusses on the vital role that social science* and social scientists (both in universities and as practitioners) must have if the aims of the measures announced in the 2021 Budget are to be achieved. The social sciences comprise the societal, economic, behavioural and human… Read more »

Press Release: Thirty-seven leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 16 February 2021:  We are delighted to announce that 37 leading social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. New Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public… Read more »

Professor Sasha Roseneil appointed as UCL’s first Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion)

Professor Sasha Roseneil FAcSS MInstGA PFHEA, Dean of Social and Historical Sciences, has been appointed as UCL’s first Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion). The new role provides senior academic leadership on all aspects of UCL’s equity and inclusion goals, including collaborating with senior leaders across the institution to help facilitate cultural change. Announcing the appointment,… Read more »