Future Earth Young Scientists Networking Conference Kicks Off!

May 25, 2015

It is becoming more apparent that science is being called on to take a central place in the ways our society develops. From jobs and growth to investment and competitiveness; research, science and innovation shapes the world we live in. Paramount to this is scientific advice and the role of scientists in providing evidence. The […]


Call For Nominations – Science Committee on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

May 11, 2015

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), a ten-year-programme, co-sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), International Council for Science (ICSU) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), seeks to advance and promote new approaches to disaster risk reduction science. IRDR has been critical in the preparations for the recently concluded 3rd UN World Conference on […]


Call for Applications – World Social Science Fellows Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization

May 4, 2015

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a World Social Science Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization with the thematic of “Urban governance to tackle urban poverty and environmental sustainability.” The seminar will take place from 9-13 […]


Vacancy – Educational Consultant

April 30, 2015

Call for an Educational Consultant (Part-Time) for a pilot project entitled  “Towards A New Generation of Social Scientists in the Arab Region”. The proposed project aims to address a fundamental obstacle to the development of social science capacity in the region: the conspicuous lack of incentive and encouragement for smart and ambitious students to enroll […]


Presenna Madhavan Arathi Awarded WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

April 28, 2015

Dr. Arathi Presenna Madhavan is the latest Fellow of the WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme. She has been at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center since April 2015 and will spend six months researching “New reproductive technologies in the globalized context of expansion of the market and the retreat of the welfare state.” The project focuses on […]