Call for Applications: World Social Science Fellows Programme

ISSC_World Social Science Fellows Prog.The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social and other scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows to participate in an interdisciplinary World Social Science Seminar on “Risk Interpretation and Action: Decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.” The seminar will be held from 7 – 15 December 2013, in New Zealand.

The seminar is being held in collaboration with the IRDR Risk Interpretation and Action Working Group, the International START Secretariat, IRDR ICoE Taipei and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Up to thirty World Social Science Fellows will be selected. To be eligible to apply, you have to be:

  • A post-doctoral researcher with a maximum of five years research experience following a PhD (candidates with more research experience can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible); or
  • An early career researcher without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output;
  • Under 40 years of age (candidates over the age of 40 can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible).

Please download the call for applications for more information.

Applications can be submitted electronically and in one file (preferably PDF) to

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 July 2013, 00.00hrs GMT.