The aim of membership of the ISSC is to create a truly comprehensive representation for all disciplines and fields within the social sciences, and present a unified voice for the social sciences in tackling problems on the global stage.

To date, the Council counts over 60 associations, unions, national academies, research councils, institutions, and international non-governmental bodies, among its rank of members — representing subjects and disciplines across the social sciences.

The aims and objectives of members of the ISSC should be in line with the Council’s own mission to advance the social sciences — their quality, novelty and utility — in all parts of the world.

Membership to the Council is defined by the ISSC’s Constitution, which states that membership applications must be made in writing to the ISSC Executive Director. To apply to become a member of the ISSC please download, fill in and return the new membership form.