Deadline: November 16, 2018.

Overview

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

Eligibility
All applicants must be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country while working toward a
PhD at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Please
note that Kenya has been added to the list of eligible countries.
Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria for any of the given fellowship opportunities.
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship–US $3,000 in support of preliminary research intended to strengthen the doctoral dissertation proposal:
1. Applicants must hold a master’s degree and be enrolled in a PhD program or intending to
enroll within twelve months
2. Applicants must be working on a dissertation proposal which they will submit for approval by
the end of the fellowship period
3. Applicants must work on a topic related to peace, security, and development
Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship–US $15,000 in support of 6-12 months of doctoral dissertation research:
1. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D program
2. Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal and are still in the data collection
phase of their research
3. Applicants must work on a topic related to peace, security, and development
Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship – US $15,000 in support of the completion of

the doctoral dissertation:
1. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program
2. Applicants must be able to complete their dissertations in the fellowship period (i.e. in the
course of one year)
3. Applicants must have completed at least one chapter of the dissertation
4. Applicants must work on a topic related to peace, security, and development
Application
The application consists of the following (all to be submitted online):
  1. Completed Online Application Form
  2. Autobiographical Sketch
Short Narrative Explaining Fit of the Topic to Peace, Security, and Development (no more
than 200 words)

3.

Short Answer Section on Research Questions

4.

Short Answer Section on Methods

5.

Description of Work in Progress or Already Completed

6.

Short Answer Section on Changes in Research Design and Findings

7.

Plans for the Use of the Fellowship

8.

Short Answer for Re-applicants

9.

Uploaded References (2)

10 .

Uploaded Language Evaluation Form (if necessary)
Applicants for the Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship also will be required to upload their
approved dissertation proposals.
Applicants for the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship also will
be required to upload one completed chapter of their dissertation.
Application deadline is 16 November, 2018.
For more information and to apply, click here.
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