The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites applications for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship in 2022.
The Council 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.
Worth of Award
- 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 a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.
- This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows further develop their chapters and complete the writing of their doctoral dissertations.
All applicants must:
- be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country
- be enrolled and working towards a PhD in an accredited university, or affiliated with an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
- be in the final year of writing and have completed at least two doctoral dissertation chapters
As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education in Africa, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.
The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.
How to Apply
- Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage in and the methodologies relevant to the project.
- In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner.
Deadline: February 10, 2023, is the deadline for the Next Generation Doctoral Dissertation.
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