African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2015


African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program , and applications are submitted till December 14th 2014. 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.

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

Field(s): Fellowship is awarded to work on conflict and peacebuilding. Support is available for research and analysis on issues such as the following:


  • Root causes of conflict and conflict prevention, mediation, management, resolution, and transformation
  • Environmental change and conflict
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, and governance
  • The relationship between peacebuilding and state building, including state-society relations and state reconstruction
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and human rights
  • Economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations
  • Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR)
  • Security sector reform (SSR)
  • Media, civil society, and peace
  • Peace partnerships involving the UN, the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and civil society
  • Gender and peacebuilding
  • International justice and post-conflict peace


Deadline: December 14th 2014.

Funded By: The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): African 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.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Up 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 2015 through December 2015. 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.

Scholarship covers: Maximum 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.

Description

The African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship is directed toward African PhDs based in African universities who are in the early postdoctoral phase of their scholarly careers.

It is meant to help young post-doctoral scholars complete ongoing research projects specifically focusing on an area of African peacebuilding.

Selected fellows will produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to, and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding policy and practice on the continent.

Specfically, 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.

Eligibility



To be eligible for African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship,

‣ 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 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.

Notification:

‣ All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competition by April 2015.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ All applications must be uploaded through online portal.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on December 14th 2014.

‣ 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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