The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program calls for applications from Doctoral students carrying out a social science research in accredited African institutions. Between $10,000 to $15,000 in grants is to be provided for each fellow to support research work. Interested applicants should apply before the deadline.
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as a part of its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa, offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.
This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows to further develop and strengthen their research, engage key literature in their fields, embark on fieldwork-based research, and develop their capacity for scholarly writing, including academic publications.
- The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000.
- The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities through a stipend up to US$10,000 to permit the completion of dissertation.
Level and Areas of Study
The offer is for PhD research students in Social Science.
Place of Study
The fellowship is to take place at an accredited university, or affiliate institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
To be eligible for Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Fellowships, the candidates must:
- be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country
- be enrolled and working towards a PhD in an accredited university, or affiliated to an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
- have a fully developed doctoral dissertation research proposal approved by a graduate school/program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda.
- be in the final year of writing and have completed at least two doctoral dissertation chapters ( for the doctoral dissertation completion fellowship). Applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education in Africa are given priority.
The program seeks to promote diversity and strongly encourages women to apply.
- All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.
- Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance.
- Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project.
- Applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner.
Submission Deadline: February 10.