Thirty-five research teams invited to submit full proposals for Belmont Forum-NORFACE Transformations to Sustainability programme  

July 17, 2017

Following the launch of the Belmont Forum-NORFACE ‘Transformations to Sustainability’ programme earlier this year, 35 teams have been selected for the full proposal stage. The ISSC will fund social scientists based in low- and lower-middle-income countries to participate in projects selected in the new programme. Twenty-one of the 35 proposals selected include applicants eligible for […]

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Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – call for papers, conferences in Lisbon and Hanoi

July 13, 2017

What have we learned from two decades’ discourse about the globalization of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalization of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do? Two international conferences on the topic ‘Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ are planned […]

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Members’ feedback on proposed ICSU-ISSC merger now online

July 13, 2017

Following a call for review, the members of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) provided considered feedback on the draft high-level strategy proposals for a new merged organization representing all the sciences. Feedback was received from 27 members representing 16 countries in response to the publication of the draft strategy […]

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Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape

July 5, 2017

The Global Challenges Foundation has launched the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape. This competition is a quest to find new models of global cooperation capable of handling global risks. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century. The aim of the prize is […]

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Call for nominations: Heineken Prizes 2018

June 27, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2018. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017. These international prizes, worth $200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of: Biochemistry and Biophysics Cognitive Science Environmental Sciences History Medicine These prestigious biennial prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently […]

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