World Social Science Fellows are 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, Fellows are:
Post-doctoral researchers with no more than five years work experience following their PhD (if there are good reasons why a researcher with more experience should be considered for a Fellowship, he or she is asked to explain these for consideration)
Early career researchers without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience
Under 40 years of age (if there are good reasons, 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 a World Social Science Seminar
Eager to make knowledge work to address global challenges
Fellows are competitively selected to participate in the programme’s seminars and become member of an international network of Fellows. At least half of each group of Fellows will be based in the global South and we will look for balance along lines of gender and disciplinary spread in the selection process. Fellows are expected to participate actively in the programme, and to help build the network for future activities.
The 2013 selected Fellows are…