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We are delighted to announce a call for proposals to attend the first session of the Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis.

Attend the Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis with sponsorship from the Global South Academic Network (GSAN), the Disaster and Emergency Research Network (DERN), and the Essex University Global Challenges Research Fund. The Essex Summer School offers over 40 courses with broad and deep training in research methods. Successful applicants will:

  • Take one course of their choice from the First Summer School Session, offered 8-19 July; 
  • Have the opportunity to meet one-to-one with University of Essex scholars in their field;
  • Present their own research in a seminar format;
  • Participate in 3-4 sessions designed to forge collaborations with DERN and GSAN scholars in the UK;
  • Be included in all Summer School social activities and outings.


For each successful applicant, GSAN and DERN will provide economy airfare, two weeks accommodation in University of Essex summer housing, a subsistence stipend of £200, airport transfers in the UK and home country, summer school tuition, and visa fees. Fellows will be responsible for their own internet/phone costs when outside of the University of Essex campus netw


If you are a scholar with residency or citizenship in the Global South and meet other ESS eligibility requirements, you are eligible to apply for this funding.
Time Frame: 

7 June Deadline for applications.
10 June Decisions made, Applicants alerted. Summer school applications formally submitted. Visa applications begin.
6-7 July Pre-session orientation for successful applicants.
8-19 July Summer school session.
Each visitor registers for and completes 1 ESS module (35 hours).
Each visitor able to take mathematics boot camp.
Each visitor able to access ESS enrichment activities, such as weekend excursion and evening events.
Each visitor offers 1 research presentation to UoE scholars and graduate students, and other ESS students.
Each visitor schedules up to 3 meetings weekly with local scholars to discuss potential collaboration or future work (facilitated by Reinhardt).
All expenses completed.

To Apply:

Please send a PDF of no more than 1 page to
Please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Institutional/Organisational Affiliation
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Country of Residency
  • Do you need a visa to travel to the UK? (yes/no)
  • Top 3 ourses offered in Session One that you would take if admitted (see catalog here). Please list these as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.
  • A short biographical paragraph (no more than 150 words) 
  • A short paragraph (no more than 150 words) indicating how this course fits in with your research training
  • A short paragraph (no more than 150 words) explaining how the study of resilience, disasters, or emergencies fits into your research agenda and career plans.