The Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) African Peacebuilding Network Programme invites grant applications from African scholars and policy practitioners based on the continent who want to work on a topic related to conflict and peacebuilding.
Launched in 2012, the APN supports independent African research on conflict-affected countries and neighbouring regions of the continent, as well as the integration of evidence-based knowledge into scholarly discourses, and the practices of regional and global policy communities.
These awards are open to scholars and practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Individuals that choose to apply for these grants must be based in African universities; regional organizations; government agencies; or nongovernmental, media, or civil society organizations on the continent.
Program activities are largely organized in Africa and accomplished through cooperation with African research organizations and networks, such as the African Leadership Centre (ALC) based in Nairobi, Kenya; the Centre for Democracy and Development based in Abuja, Nigeria; and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal.
Worth of Award
Individuals that choose to apply for these programs must be based in African universities, research organizations, and/or policy and practitioner institutions:
- Individual Research Fellowships: Supporting up to six months of innovative field-based research in order to produce knowledge that can impact practical actions on peacebuilding initiatives in Africa (Maximum costs: $15,000).
- Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships: Supporting joint multidisciplinary research teams involving scholars and practitioners at work on a collaboratively framed theme that can lead to direct impact on peacebuilding knowledge, policy, and practice (Maximum costs: $60,000).
- The APN is open to scholars and practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds and supports research and networking through its individual and working group grants.
- All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country. This competition is open to African academics, as well as policy analysts and practitioners.
How to apply
- You can submit your application via their online application portal. See below.
- Email contact: [email protected]
Deadline: January 5, 2020