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WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) is one of Europe's largest non-university research institutes conducting basic social science research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. Among the 160 German and international scientists are sociologists, political scientists, economists, legal scholars, and historians.

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is an international organization that works to bring the best social science to bear on the biggest challenges of our time. It does this, for example, by publishing the World Social Science Report and organizing the World Social Science Forum. With its World Social Science Fellows programme, the ISSC aims to help build the next generation of social science leaders who can create knowledge for solutions to global challenges. In this programme, talented early career social scientists are brought together at seminars to create new, interdisciplinary perspectives on a global challenge. Following the seminars, World Social Science Fellows are part of a network that is expected to be the start of new, international research collaborations.

The WZB, in cooperation with the ISSC, invites applications for one early-career scientist (Post-Doctoral 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 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 both research conducted at the WZB and to the notion of "Transforming Global Relations for a Just World," which is the topic of the ISSC's World Social Science Forum 2015.

Through their Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim at contributing to 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 the exciting and stimulating environment of an exceptional social science research organisation in the heart of Germany.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2013.

All information should be submitted electronically, preferably in one PDF document, to: international.affairs@wzb.eu

For more information, please contact: International Social Science Council, UNESCO House, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France; tel.: +33(0)1 45 68 48 58; fax: +33 (0) 1 45 68 48 62; www.worldsocialscience.org