The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme is a co-operation between the WZB and the ISSC. They 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 2016 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 (http://www.wzb.eu/en/research). Both the WZB and the ISSC strongly encourage female researchers to apply.
Application process Candidates should submit the following documents:
− A letter of motivation, including the preferred timing of the research stay at the WZB in 2016, as well as an explanation of the difference the stay will make to their personal careers and in their home institutions (maximum 1 page).
− A brief research proposal (including title) for the duration of the residency, as well as a summary of their main research and teaching contributions, indicating how these relate to the research topics at the WZB. Candidates should also address the societal relevance of their research (maximum 1,000 words).
− A curriculum vitae, including information on education, publications, participation in research projects and networks, teaching experience, awards and prizes received and other pertinent experiences. (Note: The majority of the degrees should have been awarded in developing countries).
− 2 letters of recommendation from current or past senior colleagues.
− An indication of their English language proficiency.
− An agreement from their home institution to the research stay in Germany, if selected (applicable only if the candidate is employed during the proposed period of the Fellowship). Applications should be submitted electronically, preferably in one PDF document, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is October October October 30, 2015. Should you have any questions about the programme, please email email@example.com