2020/2021 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowships for Sub-Saharan African Countries
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 management of 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.
The fellowships are:
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship
- Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship
- Post-doctoral Writing Fellowship
Application Deadline: 1st February 2021
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, and Uganda.
Type: Research, Fellowship.
Eligible Field of Study: The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security and development topics.
Number of Fellowships: 45 fellowships are awarded each year.
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.
Post-doctoral Writing Fellowship supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000.
Duration of Fellowship: Fellowships are offered each year. The doctoral dissertation research fellowship is about 6-12 months
Eligibility: All applicants 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
- The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.
How to Apply:
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