The University of Nairobi in Kenya invites applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for the 2018/2019 academic year. The African Leadership Centre (ALC) was established in Kenya in June 2010 as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi.

The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2018/2019. This Fellowship is an intellectual and financial award to those who are able to portray convincing demonstrable or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a postgraduate non-degree programme and does not lead to an academic qualification.

The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:

  • Create an enabling environment for ideas that are grounded in African realities;
  • Provide space for interaction with role models;
  • Build capacity for independent thinking;
  • Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas that can be nurtured to create visions of change;
  • Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities;
  • Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security; and
  • Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.

Worth of Award

  • This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs.
  • Funds will be made available to the Fellows to cover tuition, subsistence in the UK and Africa, and travel expenses related to the programme in both phases.
  • While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the UK and Africa.


  • Candidates must be female citizens of African countries.
  • Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
  •  Candidates must have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and
    development issues.
  •  Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa.
  •  Candidates must be able to demonstrate capacity to undertake research on issues relating to peace and security in Africa.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the programme.
  • Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of Excellence; and Respect for all forms of Diversity
  •  Candidates must have a relevant institutional base and be endorsed by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organizational ties may be given special consideration

How to Apply

  • Applications will be accepted Online at the following link where you need to create an account to apply: Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women.

The following documents are required before your application will be considered complete:

  • A supporting statement no longer than 1,000 words, detailing why you think that this
    programme is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues
  • 2 letters of recommendation (To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of
    23:59 hrs, Sunday 8th April 2018.
  • Recent curriculum vitae.
  • Two writing samples (maximum 2000 words each – example can include original research
    paper extracts from the dissertation, essay paper, policy paper relevant to peace and security).

Deadline: applications close 23:59 hrs, Sunday, April 8, 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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