APN 2024 Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship ($60,000)
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is extending an invitation to experienced African scholars and researchers affiliated with African universities, training centers, and policy organizations to participate in the Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship for the year 2024/25.
The Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship serves as a strategic initiative and a valuable addition to the field-based and networking aspects of APN’s initiatives. The objective of these projects is to join forces on research endeavors aimed at influencing conflict and peacebuilding policies and practices across the continent.
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) is a vital initiative by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) dedicated to fostering collaborative research among senior African scholars and researchers. Centered on the core areas of African peace, security, and development studies, the network encourages university-based lead investigators—typically distinguished full professors—to submit comprehensive applications. These applications, facilitated through the SSRC’s Open Water Application Portal, include key components such as research proposals, budgets, timelines, and a list of team members. The APN aims to shape and influence conflict and peacebuilding policies across the continent, making it a significant force in advancing scholarly contributions to lasting peace in Africa. For further details or queries, interested individuals can contact the APN staff at email@example.com.
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Fellowship Sponsor(s): African Peacebuilding Network (APN)
Host Institution(s): Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Fellowship Worth: $60,000 for a period of eighteen months
Number of Awards: Not Stated
Study Level: PhD and Master studies
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship:
- Applicants must be scholars or practitioners based in Africa and the lead investigator must be of the rank of a full professor and based in an African university (and hold a PhD)
- The competition will be open to joint researcher-practitioner teams (of six members) made up of Africans based at or affiliated with universities; regional organizations; government agencies; or nongovernmental, media, or civil society organizations located in at least three countries on the continent
- While the lead investigator must be a professor and have a PhD, other members of the research group may be early- and mid-career scholars, or practitioners, who are expected to hold at least a master’s degree with two or more years of work experience
- It is expected that teams reflect diversity as much as possible, and include individuals from a range of professional, institutional, national, regional, disciplinary, gender, and generational backgrounds and experiences
- The project should also leverage strong mentoring relationships between senior and junior members of the team, while encouraging both scholarly and practitioner participation as well as engagement with universities and regional practitioner/policy institutions
- Team members, either individually or jointly, are also strongly encouraged to contribute to the APN’s publication series, digital forum Kujenga Amani, and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter).
Application Procedures for the APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship (How to Apply):
The lead investigator for the collaborative research working group, based at a university and holding the rank of a full professor with a robust research background in African peace, security, and development studies, is responsible for submitting the group’s application through the SSRC’s Open Water Application Portal. The necessary application materials include:
- Completed Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae of the Lead Investigator
- Research Proposal & Bibliography
- Proposed Research Timeline
- Proposed Research Budget
- List of All Team Members, specifying their names, affiliations, professional backgrounds, and highest attained degree levels
- Two Reference Letters
- Language evaluation(s) if required
All applications should be uploaded through the designated online portal and must be in English, except for reference letters, which need an English translation if not originally written in English.
For any inquiries, feel free to reach out to APN staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: February 11, 2024
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