Application is Currently ongoing for the Next Generation Social Sciences Postgraduate Fellowships in Africa 2021.
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, launched in 2011, 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 program currently operates to strengthen tertiary education in Africa by offering a sequence of fellowship opportunities for promising PhD students to undertake research and make steady progress toward completion of the doctoral degree and one post-doctoral fellowship.
The program also 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 continent.
Currently, the program supports doctoral candidates enrolled in universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The fellowship supports:
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship: Supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal
- US$15,000 for Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
- Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Supports a one-year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities through a stipend of up to US$10,000 to permit the completion of a doctoral dissertation
- A stipend of up to US$3,000 for Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:
- Must be citizens of Subsaharan Africa
- Must have an approved Dissertation
- Be currently enrolled in PhD programmes in universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- 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
- The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2021
For more information and application, visit the official site.