SCHOLARSHIPS Postdoctorates

World Social Science Forum Scholarship Fund 2018 for Early Career Social Scientists from Low-Income Countries to travel to Japan

Application Deadline: 17 March, 2018 (24:00 Japan Standard Time)

In order to secure the voices of young researchers in this global event, the Forum organizers are putting together a WSSF Scholarship (travel grants) Fund for early career social scientists from low- or lower-middle income countries.

Selection & Requirements

The WSSF Scientific Program Committee will competitively select grantees. Candidates eligible to apply for support from the Fund are early career social scientists from a low- or lower-middle income country with a presentation accepted in the 2018 WSSF program. The grant is conditional to the acceptance of the presentation by the Scientific Program Committee, Candidates should

  • preferably be under 40 years of age;
  • preferably be post-doc level (or equivalent experience) and
  • live and work on research in a low- or lower-middle income countries (according to the World Bank Data).


The WSSF2018 Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists will cover

  • economy return flight (to be booked by the WSSF Secretariat);
  • visa application expenses (if necessary);
  • 5 nights’ accommodation (:@JPY10,300 /night);
  • daily allowance for meals etc. for 5 days(:@JPY2,200/day) and
  • early registration fee.

Application Guidelines

  • Download the application form and submit via the online Call for Papers.
  • In case you have already been accepted as a speaker through the Call for Sessions, please email us at the address: wssf2018@kys.jtb.jpwith your application document attached.
  • You will also be asked to provide a short CV (2 pages maximum) and proof of employment for a research institution. You are required to set all the documents into one PDF file.
  • Application deadline: 17 March, 2018 (24:00 Japan Standard Time)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than 30 May, 2018.

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