The Portuguese Journal of Social Science is supported by the following bodies

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)

The Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), a public university institute, was founded in 1972. Its strategic goals are to innovate, internationalise and develop an entrepreneurial culture. Retaining its character as a public university, ISCTE-IUL is today one of three universities to have the status of a privately-managed public foundation.

With approximately 8000 under- and post-graduate students, an academic staff of 400 and 200 support staff, ISCTE-IUL is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. ISCTE-IUL is a research university with nine research centres, all of which received ratings of good, very good or excellent in the most recent Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia assessments.

Dinâmia (Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica)/CET (Centro de Estudos Territoriais)

DINÂMIA (Research Centre on Socioeconomic Change) was founded in 1989 as a multidisciplinary research centre in the social sciences. Presently an FCT Centre of Excellence, it has 55 researchers in the fields of economics, sociology, social psychology, law and applied mathematics. The centre promotes research, consultancy and debate; disseminates knowledge and information; and contributes to policy design and assessment.

CET (Centre for Territorial Studies) was founded in 1991. It comprises a group of researchers in the fields of sociology, anthropology, economics, demographics, geography and urban studies. The centre promotes research, training and diffusion activities on territorial issues.

CIES (Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia)

CIES (Centre for Sociological Research and Study), founded in 1985, is an FCT Centre of Excellence. The centre develops research projects within the fields of sociology and related social science disciplines, particularly political science, the science of communication, education and urban anthropology. The centre defines sociology in its widest sense, covering its theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects. The centre's aim is to contribute to the advance of knowledge and to the development of society.

CEHC (Centro de Estudos de Historia Contemporânea)

CEHC is a research centre within the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). Founded in 1975, it conducts research in the economic, social, cultural and political history of Portugal from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

CIS-IUL (Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social)

Cis-IUL is a not-for-profit research centre that develops research, research-based intervention and scientific training in psychology, focusing on social and organizational psychology within the framework of the social sciences. It is recognized by the Portuguese national science foundation (FCT) as a Unit of R&D, and has the status of an associated research unit of the ISCTE -Lisbon University Institute. It is closely linked to the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology of ISCTE - IUL (DEPSO), and its Laboratory of Social and Organizational Psychology (LAPSO).

 Founded in 1989, CIS has over 60 researchers, and is still growing. This gives it a critical mass to make it, a centre of reference in several areas at the national (e.g., gender relations, organizational psychology, community psychology) and international level (e.g., risk perception, emotions, intergroup relations, social cognition, social justice). Cis-IUL has been highly successful in attracting public and private funding for research and had 25 funded projects running by the end of 2006 (including 11 FCT-funded and 3 EU-funded). Cis-IUL also actively engages in social intervention with policymakers, the community and business, and its members intervene in public and expert debates on a number of social issues. 

Cis-IUL gives particular emphasis to the training of young researchers in the graduate, masters and doctoral programmes of DEPSO. Students are involved in research already at the undergraduate level post-graduate students are integrated as researchers in the Centers’ research projects and in international networks with leading experts of their respective areas. Finally, post-doctoral researchers are supported in the development of autonomous research lines and have optimal conditions to start their scientific careers.

CRIA (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia)

Founded in 2007, CRIA is an inter-institutional centre devoted to advanced training and research in social and cultural anthropology. This national platform in anthropology provides scientific research leadership and an organization that optimizes intellectual and material resources, while promoting new research opportunities at both national and international levels. Its administrative organization is composed by a Scientific Council, an Executive Board, and an international independent Advisory Board.

CRIA’s scientific and executive boards stimulate the mobility of its researchers, and their working in more than one research group, hence facilitating institutional integration and allowing for mobility among CRIA’s units.

Currently, CRIA has 85 full-time researchers among a total of 247 affiliated members. It is divided into 4 institutional units (ISCTE-IUL, FCSH-UNL, FCT-UC, UM), each unit developing its own activities and promoting joint actions with other research and/or teaching centres. Through this inter-group dialogue and cooperation, researchers contribute to a multi-vocal platform devoted to the advancement of knowledge in all major anthropological fields. Moreover, it is involved both as a host institution and as a partner with other national and international entities in several internationally funded projects, research programmes and scientific networks. Consequently, CRIA has wide experience in the coordination and management of national and international R&D projects, including those from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, QREN, 7th Framework Programmes (HERA, Gruntvig, ERC, ESF, COST Actions), and private funding.

CPHRC (Contemporary Portuguese History Online)

The CPHRC is an online resource centre providing English-language primary and secondary source material on the political history of republican Portugal.