Call for Applications:- The Next SSHAP Fellowship 2023

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Call for Applications:- The Next SSHAP Fellowship 2023

Call for Applications:- The Next SSHAP Fellowship 2023

The next phase of our Fellowship Programme will commence in May 2023. The fellowship is intended for future leaders who can develop locally relevant connections between social science and humanitarian catastrophes.

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.

The objective of SSHAP is to promote emergency responses that are effective, adaptive, contextually aware, and founded on social and multidisciplinary science and evidence. The Fellows are critical to the realization of SSHAP’s objectives. Throughout the Fellowship, social scientists will be paired with practitioners in the same region to allow and foster multidisciplinary 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.

Next SSHAP Fellowship Eligibility

We welcome 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 1) a social scientist with research experience or 2) a public health or humanitarian response practitioner in a position to influence design and/or rollout of humanitarian activities.

What do we mean by a social scientist and practitioner?

  • Social scientist: you are a social scientist with a deep understanding of your countries’ social and political context. You are well networked; you are in touch and have collaborated with other social scientists in your geographical region. You have the capacity to map the social science capacity of your region, as you know who the key players are. With the skills developed in this Fellowship you will be able to make your social science research useful for humanitarian action.
  • Humanitarian practitioner: you are an experienced humanitarian practitioner (working for a local or international NGO, UN Agency, or other humanitarian agency) and you are responsible in planning humanitarian activities or carrying out surveys and other forms of research to influence activities. You are well networked: you are part of regional humanitarian networks, and you know who the key players in your geographical region are. With the skills developed in this Fellowship you will learn how to best use social science to redesign activities and research.

We will also ask all applicants to provide one referee.

Dates and duration

  • 2 May 2023 – 24 July 2023 (approximately one day per week over 3 months)

Honorarium

Each Fellow will receive an honorarium of £1,000.

Next SSHAP Fellowship How To apply

Complete the online application form.

Closing date: 27 March 2023, 22:00 GMT

Applicants will be informed of the result of their applications by email by the middle of April.

SSHAP is committed to embedding and supporting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, orientations, and abilities.

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