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Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa – Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship 2022

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The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships that support the completion of doctoral degrees and promote Next Generation Social Science Research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The council is currently accepting applications for their Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship for the year 2021/2022. – Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship 2022 (Up to $3,000)

The fellowships are designed to enable recipients buy off time for teaching and administrative duties to focus exclusively on finalizing an article for a peer-reviewed journal or completing a book manuscript which is based on a Next-Gen supported doctoral dissertation that advances research on peace, security and development. It is important to note that this fellowship is available exclusively to the Next Gen alumni.

Priorities of Thematic

The fellowship program is designed to feature a thematic focus on peace, security and development in order to renew basic research agendas and strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity which address these issues. It encourages innovative research on peace, security and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research through exploring clear linkages between these themes. They also seek to put to use of an evidence based research to advocate for a diverse set of projects which throw more light on a range of economic, political, social, conflict and peacebuilding.

However, through some projects, the council will examine large-scale phenomena and other small scale social processes and the strongest projects will specifically explore connections across these scales. Other research projects are intended to explore elements of governance, civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms or institutions and processes and the rule of law rigorously. Some of them will explore root causes of conflicts, human insecurity, emerging trajectories and forms of conflict, insecurities and human mobilities. It is important to understand that all the above-mentioned projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

The Fellowship

This Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship supports up to six (6) months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to $3,000.

Who is eligible?

The applicant to this fellowship should;

  • Be a citizen of any sub-Saharan African country
  • Hold a doctorate degree from an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda.
  • Be a past recipient of at least one Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Be prepared to take at least a three-month leave away from routine teaching and administrative duties in the current role
  • Be affiliated to an academic department in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda at the time of the award

Application Procedure

The applicant must submit all the requirements no later than 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2022.

Follow this link to apply for the award.

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