The World Social Science Forum Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists 2018, Japan


March 17, 2018

Event Date:

September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018

Opportunity Cover Image - The World Social Science Forum Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists 2018, Japan

WSSF Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists

World Social Science Forum

The World Social Science Forum2018 is dedicated to security, currently one of the most pressing concerns of societies worldwide. Over the course of four days, the participants will look into various dimensions of security, interrogating how the demand for security relates to societies’ quest for equality and sustainability. Presenters will look into approaches, trends, and responses from different sectors. The WSS Forum2018 will allow identifying critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions.

The series of World Social Science Forum is one of ISSC’s flagship activities. The WSS Forum gather researchers, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders from all over the world to discuss important societal challenges, take stock of social science contributions and capacities, and make recommendations for future research, practice and policy. The three Forum held in the past nine years have achieved great success, making this series highly prestigious and influential.


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.

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.

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).

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 at the address: with 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.

The 4th World Social Science Forum will take place in Fukuoka, Japan, from 25 to 28 September 2018. The theme of WSSF 2018 is “Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures”. The series of WSS Forums is one of the most prestigious scientific activities of the international Social Science Council (ISSC) and this 4th will be convened for the first time in Asia.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Host Country
Event Type
Publish Date
February 19, 2018
Link To Original