The social sciences impact almost every aspect of society. Social scientists build our collective knowledge in areas including society’s institutions and structures, its histories and its people.

There is a broad range of social science disciplines represented by the Academy, including:

  • Society, Politics and Culture (including sociology, anthropology, geography, Indigenous studies, linguistics and other fields)
  • Business and Economics (including commerce, management, tourism and accounting)
  • History, Philosophy and Law
  • Education, Psychology and Public Health

A full list of social science fields of research eligible for the Academy’s Fellowship and grants and awards programs is available here.

To read more about the social sciences and the way they engage with social issues visit our State of the Social Sciences report here.