SSRC African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowships 2020 (up to $15,000)

SSRC African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowships 2020 (up to $15,000)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Applications are invited for the SSRC African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowships 2020. The research fellowship is open to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations in Africa.

About the Individual Research Fellowships Program

A core component of the APN, the Individual Research Fellowships program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peacebuilding research both regionally and globally, while making peacebuilding knowledge accessible to key policymakers and research centers of excellence in Africa and around the world.

Fellowship recipients produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to, and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding scholarship, policy, and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN works toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that grant recipients produce into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peacebuilding.

Support is available for research and analysis on the following issues:

  • Root causes of, and emerging trajectories of violent conflict;
  • Natural Resource Conflict;
  • Geographies and histories of conflict and peace;
  • Theory and practice of conflict mediation;
  • Resilience, conflict prevention and transformation;
  • State and non-state armed actors, transnational crime, extremism, displacement and migration;
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, governance and economic reconstruction;
  • Statebuilding, including state-society relations and state reconstruction;
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and peace;
  • The economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations;
  • Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and peacebuilding;
  • UN-AU-REC Partnerships and Peace Support Operations;
  • Digital media, technology, and peace;
  • Cultures, media, and art(s) of peace;
  • Gender, youth and peacebuilding;
  • Water conflict and peace;
  • Health, post-conflict development, peace, and security; and
  • Prevention of mass atrocities.

Fellowship

  • Up to sixteen (16) individual fellowships of a maximum of $15,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country. This competition is open to African academics, as well as policy analysts and practitioners.
  • Applicants applying as academics must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization, and have a PhD obtained no earlier than January 2009.
  • Applicants applying as policy analysts or practitioners must be based in Africa at a regional or subregional institution; a government agency; or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization, and have at least a master’s degree obtained before January 2014, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.
  •  Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application

All applications must be uploaded through the online portal.

The required documents include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Research Proposal & Bibliography
  • Current CV
  • Proposed Research Timeline
  • Proposed Research Budget
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Language Evaluation(s) (if required)

For more information, visit APN Individual Research Fellowships.

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