Generation Social Sciences in Africa(Ghana,
Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda)/USA
Funded by: Carnegie Corporation of New York
01 December 2012
science faculty from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and
of up to US$15,000
the next generation of African academics working on peace, security
and development issues
program, launched in June 2011, responds to a shortage of
well-trained faculty now reaching crisis proportions in African
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program offers fellowships
to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of
early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and
program assists fellows to develop research opportunities and
skills, obtain doctoral degrees, and participate in robust research
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.
by Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project complements
foundation initiatives to develop and strengthen the next generation
of African scholars.
program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities
for early-career social
science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and
universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda:
dissertation proposal fellowship:
Supporting short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop
a doctoral dissertation proposal.
dissertation research fellowship:
Supporting 9-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to
US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.
dissertation completion fellowship:
Supporting a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities with a
stipend of up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a
dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and
program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and
theme is intended to be interpreted broadly and creatively.
envision supporting a diverse set of projects grappling with a range
of processes using evidence-based research.
we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale
social processes so that some applicants, for example, might propose
projects exploring global flows of refugees across country borders
and continents while others might look at street theater in refugee
some fellows might test the proposition that global financial
markets contribute to peace and stability while others might examine
the role of local market culture in unstable regions.
all projects should advance important fields of study and social
strongly encourage applicants to explain how their work aligns with
the program's thematic priorities and demonstrate their capacity to
contribute to a network advancing innovative research on peace,
security and development.
therefore should submit a project proposal that has been written
specifically for this fellowship competition, rather than simply
submit the approved research proposal that they developed for their
project proposal for this competition offers applicants an
opportunity to further hone their approach to their dissertation
program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows master
research methodologies, engage key literature in their fields, and
produce scholarly publications.
Next Generation African Social Sciences program will support
approximately 45 fellows each year across all three fellowship
applications must be submitted using the online application portal.
next application deadline is December 1, 2012.
more Information, please visit:
inquiries or technical questions
pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC
staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program,
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