Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral Fellowships for African Countries 2018/2019

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Applications are currently been accepted for the Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral Fellowships for African Countries 2018/2019,hurry and apply as only eligible persons will be considered for this program.

The programme, launched in June 2011, responds to a shortage of experienced faculty in African higher education. The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program provides fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculties in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Type: Research, Fellowship .

Field of Study: The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security and development topics.

Institution: Social science research council

 

Eligible Countries: Citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda

Value of Fellowships: 

  • The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.
  • The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.
  • The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

 

Eligibility: All candidates must:

  • be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country
  • hold a master’s degree
  • be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • have an approved dissertation research proposal

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

 

How to Apply: 

Application Deadline: 17th November 2017

Visit Fellowship Webpage for more details

Award Sponsors: Social Science Research Council

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