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Fellowships for junior faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, S. Africa, Tanzania, & Uganda

Visit the SSRC Web site for complete program guidelines and the application forms for each fellowship opportunities: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/nextgenafrica/

Launched in June 2011, the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Fellowship in Peace, Security & Development program offers 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 working 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 and to strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. Topics can be broadly conceived to include, for example, work on civil society, humanitarian intervention, human security, law and political practice, media and human rights, peace and reconciliation, public culture and associational life, religion and conflict resolution, social movements, and democratic participation.

The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its work to cultivate the next generation of African scholars, and is administered by the Social Science Research Council.

Three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities are available for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda: a doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship supporting short-term research costs of up to $3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal; a doctoral dissertation research fellowship supporting nine to twelve months of dissertation research costs of up to $15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development; and a doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supporting a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities with a stipend of up to $15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

The program will support approximately forty-five fellows each year across all three fellowship opportunities.

Visit the SSRC Web site for complete program guidelines and the application forms for each fellowship opportunities: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/nextgenafrica/

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