Last date for online submission of Fellowship applications is extended to 31st July 2019, 05:00 PM and hard copy of the same should reach ICSSR latest by August 5, 2019 | Result of First Call of IMPRESS scheme | Call of Applications for Doctoral, Post-Doctoral and Senior Fellowships for 2019-20 | ICSSR-JSPS Call for Joint Research Proposal for the ​financial ​year 2020-21 | ICSSR-NRCT(Thailand) Exchange of Scholar Programme 2019 | All communication, enquiries, Grant-in-Aid bills, Progress Reports etc pertaining to any Division of ICSSR must be addressed to the Divisional Head of that particular Division and not to the Chairman or Member Secretary

Welcome to Indian Council of Social Science Research

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.

ICSSR provide grants for projects, fellowships, international collaboration, capacity building, survey, publications etc. to promote research in social sciences in India.

Documentation center of ICSSR - National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC) - provides library and information support services to researchers in social sciences.

ICSSR has developed ICSSR Data Service to serve as a national data service for promoting powerful research environment through sharing and reuse of data among social science community in India.


    IMPRESS aims to encourage social science research in policy relevant areas so as to provide vital inputs in policy-formulation, implementation and evaluation. The IMPRESS is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI and is being implemented by the ICSSR.

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