African Leadership Centre Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for 2024-2025

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is happy to announce an open call for applications for Peace, Security, and Development Fellowships for the academic year 2024-2025.

The ALC Fellowship programmes seek to produce high-performing graduates with identifiable leadership characteristics and skills who generate cutting-edge research on peace, security, and development and participate in institutional, national, and regional networks to train and mentor the next generation of African academics.

This award is available to young African scholars who are interested in pursuing research and academic careers in peace, security, and development. It encompasses an eighteen-month period, comprising rigorous academic research, writing, and policy analysis in the field of peace and security and a six-month attachment to an African university, a regional organisation, or a centre of excellence based in Africa to acquire practical experience. Fellows gain academic knowledge within the MSc Global Leadership and Peacebuilding programme at King’s College London and benefit from uniquely tailored mentoring sessions. During the fellowship, fellows contribute to the African Leadership Centre’s ten-year research agenda entitled “Peace, Society, and the State in Africa.”

Benefits

This is a fully funded opportunity; funds will be made available to cover

  • tuition,
  • subsistence in the UK and Africa,
  • accommodation,
  • research-related costs, and
  • all travel expenses related to the programme.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have citizenship in an African country.
  • Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents before acceptance.
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent level of professional experience.
  • The fellowship is open to junior faculty members based in universities in Africa from departments of political science, international relations, history, law, development studies, peace, security, and conflict studies, and related departments.
  • Candidates need to demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the fields of peace, security, and development.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following values during the application phase: promoting African-led ideas and processes of change; independent thinking; integrity; pursuit of excellence; recognition of youth agency; and respect for diversity in all its forms.
  • Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English, as all aspects of the programme are delivered in English.
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Application Process

Applicants will provide the following materials:

  • Fully completed application questionnaire on the online application system.
  • Recent curriculum vitae of 2 pages maximum
  • A supporting statement of between 500 and 750 words
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • One writing sample (maximum 1000 words)
  • One research proposal of no more than 1000 words.

To apply for African Leadership Centre Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for 2024-2025, click here

Deadline: March 30, 2024.

For more information on African Leadership Centre Peace, Security, & Development Fellowships for 2024–2025, visit the official site.

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