International Advisory Team
An International Advisory Team guides the design and implementation of the Fellows programme. The team:
Is responsible for ensuring that activities, seminar topics and participants are in line with the programme’s overall objectives
Provides input on further programme design, including seminar format and activities
Reviews applications and selects Fellows
Advises on seminar convenors and seminar topics
Helps ensure the involvement of local policy actors and community leaders at each seminar
Reviews and evaluates the work of the programme
The first International Advisory Team was appointed for an initial period of two years.
Seminars are assembled by one or more conveners. These are senior social scientists with a track record in the topic covered by the seminar. Conveners plan and design seminar programmes, direct and facilitate seminar proceedings, and manage practical arrangements.
Each seminar includes, as participating special guests, a number of “global social science leaders”, referring to world-renowned scholars who play a leading role in public reflections on global challenges.
The World Social Science Fellows Programme is sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), but individual or series of seminars are sponsored by national funding agencies or research councils, national academies or other scientific organizations. Partners are involved in the selection of seminar topics, global social science leaders and seminar convenors.