The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship programs 2020/2021:
Applications are invited for The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship programs 2020/2021. These fellowships are open to promising PhD students to undertake research towards the completion of their doctoral degree. Sub-Saharan Africans are eligible and welcome to apply.
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, launched in 2011, responds to an emerging dilemma within higher education in the global South caused by the extraordinary emphasis on increasing undergraduate enrollment without proportionate investment in faculty development, limiting the ability of universities to produce the next generation of researchers, faculty, technocrats, and leaders.
The program currently operates to strengthen tertiary education in Africa by offering a sequence of fellowship opportunities for promising PhD students to undertake research and make steady progress toward completion of the doctoral degree and one post-doctoral fellowship.
The program also offers activities that nurture the intellectual development of its fellows by connecting them to one another to create a pipeline for the development of faculty and research communities working on peace, security, and development topics across the continent.
Currently, the program supports doctoral candidates enrolled in universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship: Supports short-term research expenses of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: Supports 6–12 months of doctoral dissertation research expenses of up to US$15,000.
- Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Supports a one-year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities through a stipend of up to US$10,000 to permit the completion of a doctoral dissertation.
- Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship: Supports up to six months of completing an article through a stipend of up to US$3,000.
- Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country.
- Applicants must hold a master’s degree.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Applicants must hold an approved dissertation research proposal.
1st February 2021.
Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply: