Next Generation PhD Fellowship

The Next Generation PhD fellowship is a scholarship opportunity for Doctoral students in Social Sciences.

The US Social Science Research Council is providing support to African scholars (in Africa) from selected countries, for:

  1. PhD research proposals
  2. Dissertation research
  3. Dissertation completion

The focus is on peace, security and development and the use of interdisciplinary research approaches and methods.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility for next generation PhD fellowship
  1. All applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country/
    residents of:
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

2.  Must hold a master’s degree and be either enrolled in a PhD program, or intend to enroll in a PhD program.
3.  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, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic priority of next generation PhD fellowship

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. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects seeking to shed light on a range of economic, political, and social processes using evidence-based research.

How to apply:

Visit the Next Generation PhD fellowship SSRC portal to register here

Proceed to login and fill any details.

For further details

Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

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