Surveillance Studies Network Global Scholar Award

In 2017, the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) will award up to 2 bursaries of £500 (500 GBP) for attendees of the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar (SSSS) organised by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, from less developed or developing countries, who are in need of financial assistance.


1. To be eligible for the SSN Global Scholar Award, applicants must:

  • have been accepted for the SSSS (Extended deadline: March 3rd 2017).
  • be a citizen of a less developed or developing country;
  • be able to demonstrate their financial need;
  • electronically submit their letter of acceptance from SSC and a letter outlining their cases for a bursary to

2. Adjudication

  • adjudication will be carried out by a sub-committee of the SSN Board appointed for this purpose by Board;
  • the judges will meet annually in person or online, and the minutes of their meeting will be available to all members of the SSN, and subject to approval at the following Annual
  • General Meeting (AGM) of the SSN;
  • the judges will make their decision within two weeks of applications closing;
  • the judges will award up to two prizes;
  • the judges’ decision will be final;
  • the judges will not enter into any personal correspondance with authors about the awards.

3. Award Value and Benefits

  • the prize value shall be £500 (500 GBP), to be used towards the costs of attending the SSSS;
  • the awardees shall also be given a free membership of the SSN;
  • the awardees shall be entitled to call themselves ‘Surveillance Studies Network Global Scholar’ for the year in which they are awarded.

Note: from 2018, the Global Scholar Award will be available for an expanded list of SSN-approved events: the the SSC Surveillance Studies Summer School, the CRISP Doctoral School, and the Surveillance Studies Network Annual Conference.

Watch this space!