Social Sciences


University Grant Commission: The UGC, however, was formally established only in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India. In order to ensure effective region-wise coverage throughout the country.


Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country. Advise the Government of India on all matters pertaining to social science research as may be referred to it from time to time; and take such measures generally as may be necessary from time to time to promote social science research and its utilization. 


Social Science Research Council: The Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. 


Indian Council for Philosophical Research: The main objective of ICPR Fellowship Scheme is to promote research in philosophy at various levels by providing opportunities to scholars, especially the young scholars, to engage themselves on a whole time basis, in research projects on the themes of their choice, preferably among the major areas of investigation identified by the Council or in the Council’s own projects in the field of philosophy and related disciplines.


UNESCO: UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. - See more at:


National Council for Economic Research and Training: NCERT projects take up specific projects in educational research. It also promotes and supports through funding and providing academic support to professionals working in the field. A standing committee of NCERT called Educational Research and Innovations Committee (ERIC) acts as a catalyst to promote and support research in priority areas of school and teacher education. The ERIC members include eminent researchers in education and allied disciplines from universities and research institutions and representatives of SIEs/SCERTs. The Department of Educational Research and Policy Perspectives (DERPP) acts as the Secretariat of ERIC and coordinates other activities for promoting educational research.


The Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education: The Government in setting up TANSCHE has made known their intentions in unambiguous words.  They expect it to act as a catalyst to bring about a sea change in the domain of higher education with a positively helpful understanding and attitude while liasing with the universities in the State and the University Grants Commission.  TANSCHE is not meant to be a fifth wheel in the coach of higher education.  Nor is it to be a showpiece serving no definite purpose.  TANSCHE's role has many facets, which it needs to constantly keep in perspective in its determined efforts to achieve the goals set for it.


World Health Organization: This page lists WHO programmes, partnerships and other projects in alphabetical order. For specific information about public health subjects (including diseases), refer to the health topics index.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG)HFG welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. HFG awards research grants to individuals for individual projects only.  In addition to its support for postdoctoral research, ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year.


H-Net Funding AnnoucementsAn international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)IHS advances a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty.  It awards scholarships and research fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as funding to graduate students and untenured faculty for career-enhacing activities.


Social Science Research Council (SSRC)SSRC is an independent nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship. Founded in New York City in 1923 as the world’s first national coordinating body of the social sciences, it is today an international resource for interdisciplinary, innovative public social science.  It offers various grants and fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral work.


The Ministry of Textiles is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development, export promotion and trade regulation of the Textiles Industry. This includes all natural and manmade cellulosic fibres that go into the making of textiles, clothing, and handicrafts. The Ministry is headed by a Secretary, who is assisted in the discharge of duties by four Joint Secretaries, , the Development Commissioners for Handlooms and Handicrafts, the Economic Advisor, the Textiles Commissioner and the Jute Commissioner.


Ministry of Rural Development: Being the nodal Ministry for most of the development and welfare activities in the rural areas, the Ministry of Rural Development plays a pivotal role in the overall development strategy of the country.


The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution.


Global Research Council - The virtual organization, comprised of the heads of science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, is dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.


International Council for Scientific and Technical Information - ICSTI provides a forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information. Information about the organization, membership, reports and events. 


International Union of Academies (IUA) - Aims to encourage, through collaborative research and publications, those branches of learning promoted by its members including philology, archeology, history, the moral, political and social sciences. 


The National Academies - Advisers to the Nation on science, engineering and medicine, addressing critical national issues and giving advice to the federal government and the public.