The Social Science Research Council offers post-doctoral writing fellowship 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.
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Scholarship Brief Details
Scholarship Type- post-doctoral writing Fellowship
Scholarship Organization- Social Science Research Council
Eligible Countries- Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda
School of Study- Not Specified
Courses- Not Specific
Gender- Men and Women
Application Deadline- February 10, 2024
Scholarship Worth- $3000
Overview and Benefit of the SSRC Next Generation Social Science in Africa Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship
The Next Gen alumni-exclusive post-doctoral writing fellowship offers a stipend of up to US$3,000 to support the completion of an article or book manuscript within six months. The fellowship enables the recipient to take time off from teaching and administrative duties to focus solely on finalizing an article for a peer-reviewed journal or completing a book manuscript based on a Next Gen-supported doctoral dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development.
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Eligibility Requirement for the SSRC Next Generation Social Science in Africa: Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship Qualifications
All applicants for the social science research council next generation fellowship are expected to meet the following requirements listed below:
- 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
As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education in Africa, but does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.
In a bid to promote diversity, the program encourages women to apply.
Application Deadline for SSRC Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship
February 10, 2024.
How to Apply for SSRC Post-Doctoral Writing Fellowship
- Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the writing project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that activities that applicants will undertake during the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science and related disciplines.
- Fellows must be willing to attend one workshop sponsored by the SSRC each year that is intended to help early-career faculty engage in scholarly reflections, research and writing. We anticipate awarding up to 43 fellowships in total across all categories each year.
For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, interested applicants should please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: email@example.com.
All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.