Social Science Research Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa calls for applications from Africans, particularly the early to mid-stage doctoral students within the U.S. and select countries in eastern and southern Africa into its Graduate Scholarship programmes for the 2013/2014 academic session.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program of the Social Science Research Council in New York is pleased to announce the following research and training opportunity for early to mid-stage doctoral students within the U.S. and select countries in eastern and southern Africa:Mobility, Empowerment and Precarity in African Migration
Specifications
Selected fellows will work with faculty research directors Loren Landau (Political Science and Sociology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) and Stephen Lubkemann (Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University) to enhance their dissertation research plans within this area of study through participation in two workshops: * The Spring Workshop will be held May 19-24, 2013 in Washington, DC * The Fall Workshop will be held September 25-29, 2013 on the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Worth of Awards
The DPDF program covers necessary costs for workshop participation and up to $5,000 for summer research. Fellows’ attendance at both workshops is mandatory. Fellows attend workshops in the spring and fall of the fellowship cycle, which provide a framework for dissertation research and guide dissertation research plans. In the summer months between workshops, DPDF fellows carry out exploratory field research on their topics to evaluate issues of feasibility and methods of investigation.
Eligibility
The “Mobility, Empowerment and Precarity in African Migration” research field is open to 1st year doctoral students at universities within the following countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
How to Apply
Applicants are to fill the application forms and submit by the deadline. The application form requires prospective applicants giving out specific bio data information about themselves, amongst other details.
Interested students may visit their website through the link below.
Deadline
Applicants must apply online by January 31, 2013 at 5PM ET.
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