Deadline: November 17, 2018
Application are open for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018/2019. The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.
The project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and produce research publications.
The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. The Social Science Research Council envisions supporting a diverse set of projects that shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.
- The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.
All applicants must:
- Be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country;
- Hold a master’s degree;
- Be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
- Be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter;
- As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals;
- The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.
For more information, visit Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa.