Call for Applications: WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme 2017

We are pleased to invite applications for the 2017 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme.

The deadline for applications is February 15 2017.

The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme is a co-operation between the WZB-Berlin Social Science Center and the ISSC. Through the programme, we invite applications for one early career scientist (postdoctoral researcher with no more than 5 years’ work experience after their PhD, or scientists without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output) residing and working in a developing country to conduct research for up to six months in 2017 at the WZB.

The research project of the Fellow should focus on global societal problems with particular relevance to developing country contexts. Moreover, it should be linked to research conducted at the WZB.

Located in the heart of Berlin, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center is one of Europe’s largest non-university research institutes. The WZB conducts basic social science research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. Around 160 German and international researchers work at the WZB, including sociologists, political scientists, economists, legal scholars and historians. The WZB offers a modern working environment, where both equal opportunities and the compatibility of work and family are highly valued.

Through the Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim to contribute towards building a new generation of outstanding social scientists in developing countries, who are willing and able to contribute to solving current global problems.

The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme enables an outstanding early career social scientist from a developing country to spend four to six months in 2017 in the exciting and stimulating environment of an exceptional social science research organization in the heart of Germany. Besides allowing the Fellow to focus entirely on a dedicated research project, he/she is invited to participate in the intellectual life at the WZB. The Fellow will also become a member of the ISSC’s network of early career scientists via its World Social Science Fellows programme.

The Fellow will receive:

Application process

Please see the full announcement for more information on the programme and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is February 15, 2021.

Should you have any questions about the programme, please email

Both the WZB and the ISSC strongly encourage female researchers to apply.