SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: 2023 Doctoral Fellowships
Suitably qualified individuals from any sub-Saharan African country who are registered and working towards a PhD in an accredited university in the eligible African countries below are invited to submit application for the 2023 SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa which offers activities that nurture the intellectual development of its fellows by connecting them to one another to create a pipeline for the development of faculty and research communities working on peace, security, and development topics across the African continent.
The SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa is an initiative launched in 2011 which responds to an emerging dilemma within higher education in the global South caused by the extraordinary emphasis on increasing undergraduate enrollment without proportionate investment in faculty development, limiting the ability of universities to produce the next generation of researchers, faculty, technocrats, and leaders. The aim of the Doctoral fellowship is to strengthen tertiary education in sub-Saharan Africa by offering a sequence opportunities for promising PhD students to undertake research and make steady progress toward completion of the doctoral degree. Some of the fellowship opportunities are:
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship that supports short-term research costs of about US$3,000
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship that supports 6 to 12 months of doctoral dissertation research costs of about US$15,000
- Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship that supports a one-year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities through a stipend of about US$10,000
- Dissertation-Based Writing Fellowship that supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend about US$3,000
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a US-based, independent, international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines. Established in Manhattan in 1923, it’s headquarter is in Brooklyn Heights with over 70 staff who are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the organisation, and small regional offices in other parts of the world.
Eligibility for the SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: 2023 Doctoral Fellowships:
- Applicants must be from any sub-Saharan African country.
- Applicants must be registered and working towards a PhD in an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Applicants must be in the final year of writing and have completed at least two doctoral dissertation chapters.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2023.