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World Social Science Fellows Programme (under 40 yrs, unless a 2nd career)


Call for Applications: World Social Science Fellows Programme

World Social Science (WSS) Fellows will be early career scientists with a proven track-record in their field, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary work on global priority problems with particular relevance to developing country contexts. More specifically, World Social Science Fellows will be:

Post-doctoral researchers with no more than five years work experience following their PhD; or
Early career researchers without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output;
Under 40 years of age (in the case of second careers, candidates over 40 can also be considered, and are encouraged to explain why they should be eligible)
Active researchers in a field that is related to the topic of the field of study of a World Social Science Seminar
Eager to make knowledge work to address global challenges with particular relevance to developing country contexts
Willing to commit to teaching Master's/PhD level courses at their home institution (where appropriate) based on the work done at a seminar

World Social Science Fellows will be competitively selected to participate in the programme's seminars and become member of an international network of fellows. They will be expected to participate actively in the programme, and to help build the network for future activities.

At least half of each cohort of fellows will be based in the global South, and we will seek balance along lines of gender and disciplinary spread in the selection.

Following a call for applications, candidates should present:
A summary of their main research and teaching contributions, indicating how these relate to the topic of the seminar. Candidates should also address the societal relevance of their research (maximum 3 pages)
A statement on their interest in and experience with using and advancing inter-disciplinary, comparative perspectives (maximum one page)
A statement on their interest in and experience with training/supervising Masters or PhD level students (maximum one page)
One or more letters of recommendation (2 is suggested, more will be considered but are not expected) from current or past senior colleagues
A curriculum vitae, including information on education, publications, participation in research projects and networks, teaching experience, awards and prizes received and other pertinent experiences
An indication of the candidate's language proficiency

All information should be submitted electronically, preferably in one document, to ISSC.Fellows(at)gmail.com .

Applications will be reviewed and fellows selected by the programme's International Advisory Team.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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