Nicole de Wet awarded WZB-ISSC Global Scholarship

Dr Nicole de Wet, a South African researcher working on demography and population studies, has been awarded a Fellowship through the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-ISSC Global Fellowship Scheme.

Nicole de Wet’s research will focus on family formation and economic insecurity among youth in South Africa, and she will take up her four-month Fellowship in August 2016.

Nicole de Wet is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research focuses on the social determinants of economic security in Africa. During her time at WZB, Nicole will study vulnerable youth at risk of unemployment, insecure employment and complete reliance on social grants for financial stability, with the aim of advancing understanding of the relationship between family formation and access to economic resources for youth in South Africa.

Through their Global Fellowship Program, the WZB and the ISSC aims to build a new generation of outstanding social scientists in developing countries with the ability 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 up to six months with the WZB.image