African Peacebuilding Network Research Grants

Deadline: 9 December 2014
Open to: African researchers, policy analysts and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues 
 10 individual grants of a maximum of $15,000


The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)  promotes independent African research and analysis on peacebuilding in or near countries and regions affected by violent conflict on the continent. The program contributes to the emergence of a critical mass of Africa-based expertise: researchers, analysts, and practitioners who will play an important role in the shaping of an Africa-centered peacebuilding agenda.

Up to ten individual grants will be awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from May 2015 to November 2015. The APN is interested in innovative field-based projects that demonstrate strong potential for high-quality research and analysis, which in turn can inform practical action on peacebuilding and/or facilitate interregional collaboration and networking among African researchers and practitioners.


The grants are open to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD. On the other hand, Policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or subregional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization and have obtained at least a Master’s degree of no less than 5 years, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.


There will be awarded 10 individual grants of a maximum of $15,000. APN research grants cover equipment, books and articles, research/fieldwork-related travel, conference costs and related travel, project design and development support, and editorial and professional/institutional support.


The complete application package should contain the following documents:

  • Completed Application Form;
  • Completed Proposal and Bibliography;
  • Two Reference Letters;
  • Language evaluation(s) (if required);
  • Updated CV.

All applications must be uploaded online HERE.

The deadline to apply is 9 December 2014. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competition by April 2015.

For any enquiries  please contact APN program staff by telephone at (+1) 212-377-2700 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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