The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and non-governmental agencies or organizations in Africa.
A core component of the APN, the Individual Research Fellowships program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peacebuilding research both regionally and globally while making peacebuilding knowledge accessible to key policymakers and research centers of excellence in Africa and around the world. Fellowship recipients produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding scholarship, policy, and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN works toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that grant recipients produce into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peacebuilding.
Support is available for research and analysis on the following issues:
African Peacebuilding Network Research Fellowship is competitive and hence awarded on peer-reviewed basis. Moreover, the fellowship intends to support six months of field-based research, from June 2020 to December 2021. Up to sixteen (16) individual fellowships of a maximum of $15,000 each will be awarded. APN strongly encourages women to apply for the scholarship.
During the fellowship period, recipients must participate in two mandatory workshops organized by the APN. These workshops will provide opportunities to refine recipients’ research focus and methods; present findings; explore ways to make their work more accessible through publications and other means to multiple peacebuilding constituencies; and develop constructive working relationships with other grantees, senior academics, and practitioner facilitators.
In order to be eligible for the APN Research Fellowship, candidates must abide by the following rules:
Candidates may apply for the African Peacebuilding Network Research Fellowship by completing and submitting the online application. Additionally, the candidates must also upload the following documentations:
The application for the 2020 African Peacebuilding Network Research Fellowship is open until the deadline at 11:59 pm (EST) on January 15, 2020. However, the applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the fellowship consideration.