Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship

In Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, the Social Scientific Research Council offers fellowships to facilitate the completion of doctoral degrees and to foster next-generation social science research.

The fellowship’s fund dissertation research on issues related to peace, security, and development. In order to refresh basic research topics and strengthen multidisciplinary social science research capacity addressing these concerns, the program has a thematic focus on peace, security, and development.

The program promotes cutting-edge study on issues of peace, security, and development, pushing the boundaries of scholarship and research by examining specific connections between these areas. We want to support a varied group of projects that use evidence-based research to shed light on a variety of economic, political, social, conflict, and peacebuilding processes.

They hope that certain projects will focus on large-scale phenomena while others will focus on small-scale social dynamics. The most successful projects will usually look for links between these scales. Some research projects will look at governance, civil society, human rights, peacebuilding procedures, institutions, and processes, as well as the rule of law. Also, others will look into conflict’s core causes, human insecurity, new conflict trajectories and forms, insecurities, and human mobilities. Above all, projects should contribute to the advancement of major fields of study and knowledge in the social sciences.


The Next Generation Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship grant provides a stipend of up to US$3,000 to fund the completion of an article or book manuscript for up to six months.


To be eligible, for the Next Generation Social Sciences Writing Fellowship, all applicants must:

  • be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country
  • hold a doctorate degree from an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • be a past recipient of at least one Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral Dissertation fellowship
  • be prepared to take no less than three-month leave away from routine teaching and administrative duties in current role
  • affiliated to an academic department in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda at the of award
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However, the program seeks to promote diversity and therefore encourages women to apply.

Application Process

To apply for Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship, click here.

Deadline: February 01, 2022.

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