The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) is launching the next phase of its Fellowship Programme to begin in May 2023.
Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Wellcome Trust, SSHAP is looking for future leaders in social science to be able apply their knowledge to humanitarian emergencies in a locally relevant way.
At its core, SSHAP’s vision is to encourage emergency responses which are effective, adaptive, contextually informed and based on social and interdisciplinary science and evidence. The Fellows play a vital role in realising SSHAP’s vision. Throughout the duration of the Fellowship, the programme will pair social scientists with practitioners in the same region to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The Fellows will also have the benefit of working closely with leading thinkers and practitioners from within the SSHAP partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, Anthrologica, Gulu University, Le Groupe D’etudes Sur Les Conflits Et La Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Juba, CRCF Senegal, University of Ibadan and the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre.
The Fellowship will include:
- Weekly mentoring with a SSHAP expert.
- Tailored professional training programme (including network mapping and communications skills).
- Opportunities to learn from peers and share experiences.
- Forums to shape discourse and dialogue.
- Support in developing an operational briefing to be published and promoted via SSHAP channels.
- Each social scientist will be paired with a relevant practitioner to undertake the Fellowship together. Please note that all stages of this Fellowship – including the final workshop – will be held online.
- Each Fellow will receive an honorarium of £1,000.
- SSHAP welcomes submissions from skilled and committed social scientists and practitioners in the field to take up this opportunity and contribute to the growing network.
- To be eligible for the Fellowship you must:
- Be a national of and currently living in a lower- or middle-income country.
- Be either
- A social scientist with research experience or
- A public health or humanitarian response practitioner in a position to influence design and/or rollout of humanitarian activities.
For more information, visit SSHAP.