New Research Fellowships in Peace, Security, and Development

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is supporting a new fellowship program in social sciences for emerging academics in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program has been designed, and is being administered by, the Social Science Research Council for an initial two-year period with the possibility of renewal.

The research theme for the program is peace, security, and development, broadly defined.

Three levels of fellowships are on offer, all for doctoral work:

  • dissertation proposal development (e.g. pre-testing a survey instrument or interview protocol);
  • doctoral research (e.g., to enable fieldwork); and
  • dissertation writing.

Fellowships are open on a competitive basis to African scholars without PhDs and who are affiliated with a university in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Because of the Corporation’s emphasis on developing and retaining the next generation of African academics, priority will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in teaching and research in the continent.

Diversity is prized, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline for the first round of fellowships is 31 August 2011.

Attached is a poster for appropriate notice boards at your campus. Other details can be found here at the program's site.

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