2017 African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program , and applications are submitted till January 20, 2017. The African Peace building Network of the Social Science Research Council is offering residential Postdoctoral fellowships for African academics and researchers who work on conflict and peacebuilding and are based in universities in Africa. Fellows are expected to spend two months at a university or research center in Africa located outside the fellow’s home country and a third month at either a university or a policy or practitioner institution in the United States. Selected fellows will produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding policy and practice on the continent. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Africa (to spend two months at a university or research center in Africa located outside the fellow’s home country) and USA (at either a university or a policy or practitioner institution in the United States).
Level: Postdoctoral Fellowships
awarded to work on conflict and peacebuilding. Support is
available for research and analysis on issues such as the following:
Deadline: January 20th 2017.
Funded By: The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council(SSRC)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship is targeted for African citizens (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia , Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya , Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania , Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) currently residing in an African country.
to four individual fellowships are awarded.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support three months of residency in Africa and the United States, from September 2017 through December 2017. Fellows are expected to spend two months at a university or research center in Africa located outside the fellow’s home country, and a third month at either a university or a policy or practitioner institution in the United States.
of $20,000 will be granted to students. APN postdoctoral fellowships
cover residential costs, institutional support, equipment, books and
articles, research-related travel, conference costs and related
travel, project completion and editorial support.
2017 African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral
Fellowship is directed toward African PhDs based in African
universities who are in the early postdoctoral phase of their
is meant to help young post-doctoral scholars complete ongoing
research projects specifically focusing on an area of African
fellows will produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to,
and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding policy and practice on
the fellowship program aims to encourage young academics to expand
their research beyond their PhD; deepen the engagement of
early-career academics with scholarly and policy discussions on
peacebuilding, both in Africa and other parts of the world; and
further develop and apply academics’ capacity for independent
research that is relevant to a range of disciplines and broader
networks within and outside of Africa.
‣ Applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.
‣ Researchers based in conflict-affected African countries or those recently emerging from conflict are especially encouraged to apply.
‣ Applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university and have completed their PhD within seven years of the application deadline.
Selection Criteria for 2017 African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship
‣ APN residential postdoctoral fellowship applications are reviewed by a selection committee drawn from the APN Advisory Board, and grants are awarded based on established peer-review procedures and standards.
‣ The APN Advisory Board is made up of internationally distinguished scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.
‣ All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competition by April 2017
Scholarship Application Method
All applications must be uploaded through our online portal.
If you encounter any difficulties accessing the online portal, please contact APN staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (+1) 212-377-2700, ext. 3703.
1) Completed application form
2) Completed proposal & bibliography
3) Two reference letters
4) Language evaluation(s) (if required)
5) Updated CV
All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00pm (EST) on January 20, 2017.
‣ All applications must be uploaded through online portal.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 20th 2017.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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