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WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Oct-2015
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AwardAccommodation of EUR 500 per month, Ticket, and other allowance
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Mailing Address:
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15

+33 (0)1 45 68 48 58
+33 (0)1 45 68 48 60

+33 (0)1 45 68 48 62

What is WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme 2016?

Through their Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim to contribute towards building a new generation of outstanding social scientists in developing countries, who are willing and able to contribute to solving current global problems.

The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme enables an outstanding early career social scientist from a developing country to spend four to six months in 2016 in the exciting and stimulating environment of an exceptional social science research organization in the heart of Germany.

Besides allowing the Fellow to focus entirely on a dedicated research project, he/she is invited to participate in the intellectual life at the WZB.

The Fellow will also become a member of the network of early career scientists the ISSC is building via its World Social Science Fellows programme.

While in residence, the selected Fellow is required to:

− Conduct a public lecture or an academic seminar at the WZB

− Write or contribute towards an article or discussion paper that will appear in one of the WZB publications

On return to his/her home country, the Fellow is expected to share his/her knowledge with the scientific community there, as well as to contribute to the further development of the local science and education system. This could be achieved, for instance, through teaching Master’s or PhD level courses (where appropriate), based on the research done at the WZB.

In addition, the selected Fellow will be encouraged to keep the WZB and ISSC informed of any publications that result from the research stay in Berlin. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Postdoctoral researcher with no more than 5 years’ work experience after their PhD or scientists without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output

How can you apply ?

Applications should be submitted electronically, preferably in one PDF document, to: 

Terms and Conditions

Candidates should submit the following documents:

− A letter of motivation, including the preferred timing of the research stay at the WZB in 2016, as well as an explanation of the difference the stay will make to their personal careers and in their home institutions (maximum 1 page).

− A brief research proposal (including title) for the duration of the residency, as well as a summary of their main research and teaching contributions, indicating how these relate to the research topics at the WZB. Candidates should also address the societal relevance of their research (maximum 1,000 words).

− A curriculum vitae, including information on education, publications, participation in research projects and networks, teaching experience, awards and prizes received and other pertinent experiences. (Note: The majority of the degrees should have been awarded in developing countries).

− 2 letters of recommendation from current or past senior colleagues. − An indication of their English language proficiency.

− An agreement from their home institution to the research stay in Germany, if selected (applicable only if the candidate is employed during the proposed period of the Fellowship).

Applications should be submitted electronically, preferably in one PDF document, to: 

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