2014 African Peace building Network scholarships for African Students
The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites application for research grants. Up to ten individual grants of a maximum of $15,000 will be awarded for African researchers, policy analysts and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa. Grants support six months of field-based research, from May to November 2014. Application must be submitted by February 1st 2014.
Study Subject (s): Support is available for research and analysis on issues such as the following:
-Root causes of conflict and conflict prevention, mediation, management, resolution, and transformation
-Environmental change and conflict
-Post-conflict elections, democratization, and governance
-The relationship between peace building and state building, including state-society relations and state reconstruction
-Transitional justice, reconciliation, and human rights
-Economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations
-Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR)
-Security sector reform (SSR)
-Media, civil society, and peace
-Peace partnerships involving the UN, the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and civil society
-Gender and peace building
-Peace education and social change.
Course Level: Grants are awarded for conducting research.
Scholarship Provider: The African Peace building Network (APN), Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa (two workshops are to be held at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) in Nairobi)
Eligibility: -All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.
-Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD.
-Policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or sub regional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media or civil society organization and have at least an MA with no less than five years of research-related or work experience.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: African applicants (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible for this research grant.
Scholarship Description: The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa. A core component of the APN, the research grants program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peace building research both regionally and globally, while making peace building knowledge accessible to key policymakers and research centers of excellence in Africa and around the world. Grant recipients will produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to and has a significant impact on, peace building policy and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN will work toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that this group produces into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peace building.
Number of award(s): Up to ten individual grants will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Grants support six months of field-based research, from May to November 2014.
What does it cover? APN research grant awards vary depending on the research activities supported but will not exceed $15,000 for individual research projects. APN research grants can cover equipment, books and articles, research/fieldwork-related travel, conference costs and related travel, project design and development support and editorial and professional/institutional support.
Selection Criteria: Grants will be awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis.
Notification: All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competition by April 2014.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online, mail, by post and courier. The APN strongly prefers that applications be uploaded through our online portal. Alternatively, completed applications can be e-mailed to apn-at-ssrc.org or delivered by post or courier service.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Next application deadline is February 1st 2014.