15 January 2020

11:59pm (EST)


Nairobi, Kenya (African Leadership Centre (ALC))

Abuja, Nigeria (the Centre for Democracy and Development)

Dakar, Senegal (the Council for the Development of Social Science Research (CODESRIA))

(Fully Funded) 


APN Individual Research Fellowships

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations in Africa.

Program activities are largely organized in Africa and accomplished through cooperation with African research organizations and networks, such as the African Leadership Centre (ALC) based in Nairobi, Kenya; the Centre for Democracy and Development based in Abuja, Nigeria; and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal.

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A core component of the APN, the Individual Research Fellowships program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peacebuilding research both regionally and globally, while making peacebuilding knowledge accessible to key policymakers and research centers of excellence in Africa and around the world. Fellowship recipients produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to, and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding scholarship, policy, and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN works toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that grant recipients produce into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peacebuilding.

Support is available for research and analysis on the following issues:

  • Root causes of, and emerging trajectories of violent conflict
  • Natural Resource Conflict
  • Geographies and histories of conflict and peace
  • Theory and practice of conflict mediation
  • Resilience, conflict prevention and transformation
  • State and non-state armed actors, transnational crime, extremism, displacement and migration
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, governance and economic reconstruction
  • Statebuilding, including state-society relations and state reconstruction
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and peace
  • The economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations
  • Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and peacebuilding
  • UN-AU-REC Partnerships and Peace Support Operations
  • Digital media, technology, and peace
  • Cultures, media, and art(s) of peace
  • Gender, youth and peacebuilding
  • Water conflict and peace
  • Health, post-conflict development, peace, and security
  • Prevention of mass atrocities

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Administration & Government
  • Computers & IT
  • Economics, Business, Management & Finance
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Media, Marketing & PR
  • Medicine, Nursing & Psychology
  • Military & Security
  • Politics
  • Society

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

six months

From June 2020 to December 2021

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country. This competition is open to African academics, as well as policy analysts and practitioners.
  • Applicants applying as academics must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization, and have a PhD obtained no earlier than January 2009.
  • Applicants applying as policy analysts or practitioners must be based in Africa at a regional or sub regional institution; a government agency; or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization, and have at least a master’s degree obtained before January 2014, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peace building-related activities on the continent.
  • During the fellowship period, recipients are required to participate in two mandatory workshops organized by the APN. These workshops will provide opportunities to refine recipients’ research focus and methods; present findings; explore ways to make their work more accessible through publications and other means to multiple peacebuilding constituencies; and develop constructive working relationships with other grantees, senior academics, and practitioner facilitators.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  •  $15,000 

How to Apply

First Step:

Create a New User Registration.

Second step: 


Step Three:

Choose the program “African Peacebuilding Network – Individual Research Fellowships”  then click start application.


  • Completed Application Form
  • Research Proposal & Bibliography
  • Current CV
  • Proposed Research Timeline
  • Proposed Research Budget
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Language Evaluation(s) (if required)
  • References and Language Evaluation(s)



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This Scholarship Published by:
Eslam Elfouly / Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt  
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