Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women 2014 – ALC/King’s College London

Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women 2014 – ALC/King’s College London

Deadline: March 17, 2014

The African Leadership Center (ALC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2014/2015. The Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women bring together African women at the early stages of their career to undertake a carefully designed training programme in Leadership, Development and Security at the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s College London. The fellowship is designed to expose young professional African women to the complexities of conflict, security and development.

This Fellowship is an intellectual and financial award to those who are able to portray convincing demonstrable or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a full-time postgraduate non-degree programme.


  • Candidates must be female citizens from African countries.
  • Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and development issues.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to the core values of the programme: Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of Excellence; and a Value for all forms of Diversity
  • Candidates must have a relevant institutional base and be endorsed by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organisational ties may be given special consideration
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable plan for how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and organisations
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English


This is a fully funded* opportunity and funds will be made available to the Fellows to cover tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, and noted travel expenses related to the programme in both phase. While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the U.K. and Africa. Fellows are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements prior to taking up their positions on the Fellowship Programme.


To  be  considered  for  the  Fellowship  please apply through the Online Application System by 17:00 hrs, Monday 17 March, 2014:

Ensure the following documents are attached in PDF format.

  • A letter of application detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.
  • A supporting statement no longer than 1,000 words, detailing why you think that this programme is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline
  • Recent curriculum vitae.
  • Two writing samples (maximum 3000 words each).

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