Data-Driven Social Science

What is DDSS?

DDSS supports research at the technical forefront of quantitative inquiry in the social sciences, with a focus on innovation that carries multidisciplinary benefits and topics that hold contemporary relevance. 

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Call for proposals

We offer two types of funding for innovative quantitative research, depending on the scope and technical requirements of the project. We invite large-scale grant proposals twice a year. Small-scale grant applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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News - 2021

Introduction to Volunteer Science

Volunteer Science is a full-service online behavioral lab. On December 9th from 12pm-1pm ET, we will hold a virtual meet and greet event where we will demonstrate the platform, discuss upcoming workshops and trainings, and answer any of your questions.

Data-Driven Social Science at Princeton Event (11/16)

The Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science (DDSS) will host an informational event "Data-Driven Social Science at Princeton: New Frontiers in Research.” DDSS offers technical and financial support for innovation in data- and computationally-intensive social science research that generates multidisciplinary…

DDSS Fall 2021 Call for Proposals and Online Submission Now Open

Princeton’s Data-Driven Social Science Initiative welcomes applications for our funding in support of innovation across the social sciences. Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for projects that will result in the advancement of data-intensive social science at Princeton.


Princeton's new research data environment offers security, collaboration

Led by a research team at Princeton University, the New Jersey Families Study examines the lives of young children using an innovative methodology: The researchers put video cameras inside families’ homes. 

The researchers recruited about 20 households who agreed to the unobtrusive cameras for two weeks. The project, which…

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