APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2024

APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2024

APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2024

Applications from Africans with the requisite qualifications who are keen to study are being accepted for the APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2024/2025 session. Candidates for the PhD and master‘s degrees are eligible to apply to this program.

This fellowship program is an opportunity that offers $60,000 for a period of eighteen months to qualified African PhD and Masters students. This program is sponsored by African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and hosted by Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship is an initiative and key complement to the field-based and networking components of the APN’s programming. The goal of these projects is to collaborate on research projects that will help shape the continent’s conflict and peacebuilding policies and practices.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a US-based, independent, international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines. Established in Manhattan in 1923, it maintains a headquarters in Brooklyn Heights with a staff of approximately 70, and small regional offices in other parts of the world. The SSRC offers several fellowships to researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines, including for international fieldwork. The SSRC came into being in 1923 as a result of the initiative of the American Political Science Association’s committee on research, headed by the association’s president, Charles E. Merriam (1874–1953), who was chair of the political science department at the University of Chicago and an early champion of behaviorally-oriented social science. Representatives of the American Economic Association, the American Sociological Society, and the American Statistical Association joined with Merriam and his associates in forming the world’s first coordinating body of the social sciences.

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Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): African Peacebuilding Network (APN)

Host Institution(s): Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Fellowship Worth: $60,000 for a period of eighteen months

Number of Awards: Not Stated

Study Level: PhD and Master studies

Nationality: African

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2024:

  • Applicants must be scholars or practitioners based in Africa and the lead investigator must be of the rank of a full professor and based in an African university (and hold a PhD)
  • The competition will be open to joint researcher-practitioner teams (of six members) made up of Africans based at or affiliated with universities; regional organizations; government agencies; or nongovernmental, media, or civil society organizations located in at least three countries on the continent
  • While the lead investigator must be a professor and have a PhD, other members of the research group may be early- and mid-career scholars, or practitioners, who are expected to hold at least a master’s degree with two or more years of work experience
  • It is expected that teams reflect diversity as much as possible, and include individuals from a range of professional, institutional, national, regional, disciplinary, gender, and generational backgrounds and experiences
  • The project should also leverage strong mentoring relationships between senior and junior members of the team, while encouraging both scholarly and practitioner participation as well as engagement with universities and regional practitioner/policy institutions
  • Team members, either individually or jointly, are also strongly encouraged to contribute to the APN’s publication series, digital forum Kujenga Amani, and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter).

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Application Procedures for the 2024/2025 APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship (how to apply):

The university-based lead investigator of the collaborative research working group, who must also be a full professor with a strong research background in African peace, security and development studies, should submit an application on behalf of the group through the SSRC’s Open Water Application Portal. Required application materials include the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Lead Investigator’s CV
  • Research Proposal & Bibliography
  • Proposed Research Timeline
  • Proposed Research Budget
  • List of All Team Members, including their names, affiliations, professional backgrounds, and highest degree levels attained
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Language evaluation(s) (if required)

All applications must be uploaded through the dedicated online portal and must be submitted in English, with the exception of reference letters, which much be accompanied by an English translation if not originally written in English.

If you have any questions, please contact APN staff at apn@ssrc.org.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2023

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.


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