Application Deadline: 8 June 2015, 00.00hrs GMT
ISSC Fellowship for Outstanding early career social scientists around the world
Dates: 9 – 13 September 2015
Place: Durban, South Africa
Agenda: Four days of discussion on sustainable urbanization, some of it in a “traditional” academic setting, based on work submitted by Fellows. Other parts of the discussion will focus on interactive research visioning and action planning.
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a World Social Science Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization with the thematic of “Urban governance to tackle urban poverty and environmental sustainability.”
Guided by the core question, ISSC is looking for talented early career social scientists to become World Social Science Fellows.
The ISSC is an international organisation that aims to advance the practice and use of the social and behavioural sciences in all parts of the world, and to ensure their global representation.
The World Social Science Fellows Programme is sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, This seminar is organised in partnership with The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty , the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project and the Cities Alliance .
To be eligible to apply, you have to be:
- Deeply familiar with a local/regional context to address the challenge posed by proposed Sustainable Development Goal 11
- A post-doctoral researcher with a maximum of five years research experience following your PhD (candidates with more research experience can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible); or
- An early career researcher without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output;
- Under 40 years of age (candidates over the age of 40 can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible)
- The ISSC will cover travel costs for the journey to Durban and local travel and subsistence costs for those selected as World Social Science Fellows.
At the end of the five days, Fellows will have a good overview of the current state-of-the-art of research as well as a vision for essential, compelling research priorities for the coming 5 to 10 years. A final, fifth, day of the seminar will take Fellows to the World Social Science Forum
The ISSC will select a maximum of 20 early career social scientists to participate in the seminar
and become World Social Science Fellows. ISSC will seek to ensure representation from around the
world and from different social science disciplines, as well as gender balance.
– A Curriculum Vitae of no more than 2 pages, including information about education, research projects and networks, awards and prizes and other pertinent experiences.
In addition to the 2 page CV, add a list of your most important publications.
– An abstract (one page maximum) of the paper you would present at the seminar.
– A statement (one page maximum) outlining your perspective on the topic. Please highlight
relevant experience you have in interdisciplinary research projects.
– Agreement from your home institution about your participation in the seminar, including a
short outline of how you will share knowledge you have gained at the seminar with your colleagues/students after you return. The seminar will be held in English.
Please indicate if this is a problem for you. Applications can be submitted electronically and in one file to [email protected]
- Applicants will be informed in July 2015.
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