Find out more about the different ways you can get involved with our activities.
SSHAP provides timely, relevant information that’s useful for a wide range of professions, including practitioners on the ground, policy advisors and media professionals.
Our rapid response briefings and infographics are one key method of sharing our insight, analysis and advice. We often offer key considerations and operational recommendations.
SSHAP partner organisations regularly meet to decide what to work on next, taking into account what we think will be most useful for our audiences.
Our decisions are guided by your input, and we encourage you to feed in your ideas using the contact form below.
You could suggest we focus on a particular cross-cutting topic, or a particular context. You can find examples of our rapid response briefings below:
- Key considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements
- Health-Seeking Behaviours in Sofala and Manica in Relation to Cyclone Idai Response
- Social and Cultural Factors Shaping Health and Nutrition, Wellbeing and Protection of the Rohingya Within a Humanitarian Context
If you’re not sure if your suggestion is appropriate for SSHAP, please feel free to get in touch to discuss it with us using the contact form below.
SSHAP runs a Fellowship Programme. Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Wellcome Trust, the fellowship is focused on working with future leaders in social science to be able to apply their knowledge in humanitarian emergencies in locally relevant ways. 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 will play a vital role in realising SSHAP’s vision.
Throughout the duration of the fellowship, the programme pairs social scientists with practitioners in the same region to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange. There have now been four cohorts of fellows from around the world, with one being facilitated in French. The fellows will have the benefit of working closely with leading thinkers and practitioners from within the SSHAP partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, Anthrologica and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The fellowship includes:
- 1:1 mentoring with a SSHAP expert
- Tailored professional training programme (which may include context analysis, communications skills, stakeholder mapping, vulnerability assessments)
- Opportunities to learn from peers and share experiences
- Platform to shape discourse and dialogue
- Support in developing an operational briefing to be published and promoted via SSHAP channels
Calls for applications for the fellowship are announced on the SSHAP Twitter account.
Our network of social scientists and humanitarian practitioners with subject and regional expertise is a driving force behind SSHAP’s work.
Members of this network produce briefings, infographics and attend roundtable meetings to share learning across countries and disciplines.
We’re often looking for social scientists and humanitarian practitioners to write or review publications for us so we can make sure the analysis we’re producing is relevant and timely.
If you’re interested in joining our network and collaborating with us, please fill out our network survey.
In our library of resources, we include the publications we produce alongside resources from others.
We select resources that help build a picture of the role of social sciences in emergencies, either in general or relating to a particular emergency.
If you know of a resource that would be suited to our library, we encourage you to get in touch with the details of your suggestion using the contact form below.
We have no set format or criteria for publication, but we will review material for quality and relevance.
On our blog, we share interesting commentary that we hope is useful for widening perspectives on social sciences in emergencies.
We often share blogs from our partner organisations, but we can also host your blog if you have something interesting and relevant to share with our audiences.
If you have already written and published a blog, we can re-post the blog on our website as long as we have permission to do so.
If you have an idea for a new blog that you would like us to post, we encourage you to get in touch with your suggestion using the contact form below.
Once we have published your blog on our website, we can also share it on our Twitter account and through our newsletter.
If you have some news or an event that you would like us to share, please do get in touch with us using the contact form below.
If you have any other ideas for how we can collaborate with you, we encourage you to send us an email using the contact form below.