Next Gen Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2014
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Next Gen Fellowship. Carnegie Corporation of New York is funding three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty of African academics working on peace, security and development issues. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Africa

Level: PhD Research Degree

Field(s): The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security and development topics.

Deadline: December 1st 2013.

Funded By: Carnegie Corporation of New York

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Next Gen Fellowship is targeted for Citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Approximately 45 fellowships in total each year are offered.

Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are offered each year. The doctoral dissertation research fellowship is about 9-12 months.

Scholarship covers:

  • 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.
 

The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports 9-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.

Description

The program, launched in June 2011, responds to a shortage of experienced faculty in African higher education.

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program provides fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The program assists fellows to develop research opportunities and skills, obtain doctoral degrees, and participate in robust research communities.

Toward this end, the project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues.

Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project offers a replicable model at scale and complements foundation initiatives to develop and strengthen the next generation of African scholars.

Eligibility

  1. The doctoral dissertation research fellowship(Next Gen Fellowship):

All applicants must be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Applicants for any of the funding opportunities offered through this program must have a master’s degree and be working toward completion of the doctoral degree.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

To be eligible for the US$15,000 dissertation research fellowship, applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal but will not yet have undertaken research of nine months or more.

  1. The doctoral dissertation completion Next Gen Fellowship :

All applicants must be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Applicants for any of the funding opportunities offered through this program must have a master’s degree and be working toward completion of the doctoral degree.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

To be more eligible for the US$15, 000 dissertation completion fellowship, applicants must be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter.

  1. The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship(Next Gen Fellowship):

All applicants must be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Applicants for any of the funding opportunities offered through this program must have a master’s degree and be working toward completion of the doctoral degree.

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

To be eligible for the US$3,000 dissertation proposal fellowship, applicants must be admitted to a graduate program but have yet to undertake dissertation research.

Eligibility Criteria:

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance.

Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner.

All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines.

Scholarship Application Method

The mode of applying is online. All applications must be submitted using the online application portal(http://soap.ssrc.org/).

Scholarship Applications are due by 1st December 2013.

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.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

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