Six female researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa will receive support in 2024 from The Asia Foundation Women Researchers and its partners in the Cross-Border Conflict: Evidence, Policy, and Trends (XCEPT) programme to pursue independent research projects and expand their professional networks and skill sets.
Conflict and instability persist in disputed border regions in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa where local tensions are linked to regional and global factors. The X-Border Local Research Network was founded in 2018 by the Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Centre, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local research partners in order to improve global comprehension of the political, economic, and social dynamics in borderlands affected by conflict. The X-Border Local Research Network conducts studies to help programmers and policymakers make better decisions. It is a part of the Cross-border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme, which is supported by the UK government.
In order to improve global knowledge of the political, economic, and social processes in conflict-affected borderlands from Myanmar to Syria and South Sudan, XCEPT has been collaborating with local partners since 2018. Together, more than 50 academics from the study areas have created and published more than 220 original works of work that connect to current debates on a variety of development-related topics, such as trade, migration, governance, and climate change.
This program will support six early career female researchers for a period of 12 months between 20 March 2024 and 20 March 2025. As well as providing a grant for undertaking original research, a key aspect of the fellowship will be participation in joint skills-building and networking activities, as well as peer learning and individual mentoring with experienced researchers working within the X-Border Local Research Network. Fellows will be supervised by a dedicated coordinator through regular remote meetings.
Through this program, fellows will be supported to:
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Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
|Type of Opportunity
|Scholarships and Fellowships
|Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
|The Asia Foundation