Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: (Deadline 1 February 2021)
Applications call for Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship. The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next-generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.
The Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship program features a thematic focus on peace, security, and development in order to renew basic research agendas and strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity addressing these issues.
The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects seeking to shed light on a range of economic, political, social, conflict, and peacebuilding processes using evidence-based research.
The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows to further develop and strengthen their research, engage key literature in their fields, embark on fieldwork-based research, and develop their capacity for scholarly writing, including academic publications.
In order to apply for Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, all applicants must
- Be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country.
- Be enrolled and working towards a Ph.D. in an accredited university, or affiliated to an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
- Have a fully developed doctoral dissertation research proposal approved by a graduate school/program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
- Have to be in the very initial phase of field research, or preparing for the fieldwork phase of their dissertation.