Individual Research Fellowship Programme 2024

Deadline: February 11th 2024 | Individual Research Fellowship Programme 2024

Title: Individual Research Fellowship Programme 2024
Organisation: African Peace Building Network (APN)
Fund/Grant: $15 000
Deadline: February 14th 2024
Eligible countries: African countries

The Individual Research Fellowship (IRF) programme, a crucial element of the APN, is a tool for improving the calibre and recognition of independent African peacebuilding research both locally and internationally while providing peacebuilding knowledge to important decision-makers, practitioners, and research centres of excellence in Africa and around the world. Scholarship, policy, and practise related to peacebuilding on the continent are significantly impacted by the research-based knowledge that fellowship winners provide. The APN, for its part, strives to incorporate the research-based knowledge that recipients of fellowship awards develop into regional and international discussions, actions, and policies that are concerned with peacebuilding. Additionally, the programme aims to create a highly visible and engaged network of African academics and professionals who can reflect African perspectives and voices onto international peacebuilding discourses, knowledge, and practises.



  • All applicants must be citizens of Africa who are presently resident in an African nation. Academics from Africa as well as policy analysts and practitioners are eligible to enter this competition.
  • Academic applicants must have a PhD that was earned no earlier than January 2013 and hold a faculty or research position at an African institution or research organisation. The cases of applicants who have not received their PhDs before February 11, 2024, will not be given priority for academic eligibility.
  • Policy analysts and practitioners must be based in Africa and work for a regional or sub-regional institution, a government agency, a non-governmental organisation, a media outlet, or a civil society organisation. They must also have at least a master’s degree from before January 2019 and at least five years of experience working on research projects and conducting actual work related to peacebuilding on the continent.


  • Fellowships are designed to finance six months of field-based research from June 2024 to December 2024 and are given out on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis. There could be as many as seventeen (17) separate fellowships, each worth a maximum of $15,000.

Application Method

  • Through our Online Open Water site, all applications must be submitted.


  • Application Form Completed Research Proposal & Bibliography
  • forthcoming publication(s)
  • Proposed Research Timeline Current CV
  • Budget for Proposed Research Two Letters of Reference
  • Language testing, if necessary
  • Please email APN staff at if you experience any problems logging into the online portal.

For more information, visit the SSRC African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowships Programme 2023/2024 website.

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