2018 World Social Science Forum Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists (Funded to Japan)

2018 World Social Science Forum Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists (Funded to Japan)

Deadline: March 17, 2018 

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is offering two grant programmes for early-career researchers attending the 2018 World Social Science Forum (WSSF), which takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, between 25-28 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 ISSC and this 4th will be convened for the first time in Asia.

WSSF Scholarship for Early-Career Social Scientists from Low- or Lower-Middle Income Countries

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.

WSSF Fukuoka Student Award 

WSSF Fukuoka Student Award is designed to help students gain international experience, and to expose them to a variety of research fields, methods and applications plus all-inclusive discussions.

The award will provide financial support of a maximum of JPY 100,000 per successful applicant. This award is limited to graduate students who are presenting either an oral or a poster presentation as a primary author.


For the Scholarship

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).

For the Student Award

  • Applicants have to be a graduate student at the time of application.
  • Applicants have to present (oral/poster presentation) at the Forum and must be the primary author of their work. Applications from co-authors will not be considered.


  • 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: [email protected] 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.

Download the application for the Scholarship and application for the Student Award.

For more information, visit WSSF Scholarship.