Call for Proposals: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship

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The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, is now accepting applications.

The initiative, currently in its second year, responds to a shortage of well-trained faculty now reaching crisis proportions in African higher education. Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities:

Doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship: Supporting short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.

Doctoral dissertation research fellowship: Supporting 9–12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.

Doctoral dissertation completion fellowship: Supporting a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities with a stipend of up  to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

For application details including eligibility and deadlines click here.