World Social Science Forum 2018 Grant Programmes


We’re delighted to announce two grant programmes for early-career researchers attending the 2018 World Social Science Forum (WSSF), which takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, between 25-28 September 2018. The theme of WSSF 2018 is “Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures”.

WSSF Scholarship for Early-Career Social Scientists from Low- or Lower-Middle Income Countries

The Forum organizers are putting together a WSSF Scholarship (travel grants) Fund for early career social scientists from low- or lower-middle income countries with a presentation accepted in the WSSF2018 programme.

The WSSF2018 Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists will cover:

Full details and an application form are available on the Forum website.

WSSF Fukuoka Student Award 

WSSF Fukuoka Student Award is designed to help students gain international experience, and to expose them to a variety of research fields, methods and applications plus all-inclusive discussions. The award will provide financial support of a maximum of JPY 100,000 per successful applicant. This award is limited to graduate students who are presenting either an oral or a poster presentation as a primary author.

Full details and an application form are available on the Forum website.

The deadline for applications for both scholarships is 31 March, 2018 (24:00 Japan Standard Time). NB: this has been extended from the deadline announced on launch.