African Peacebuilding Network Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 14 December 2014
Open to: African academics and researchers who work on conflict and peacebuilding and are based in universities in Africa
4 individual fellowships of a maximum of  $20,000


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 APN is now offering residential postdoctoral fellowships for African academics and researchers who work on conflict and peacebuilding and are based in universities in Africa. Up to 4 individual Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support three months of residency in Africa and the United States, from September 2015 through December 2015.  Fellows are expected to spend two months at a university or research center in Africa located outside the fellow’s home country, and a third month at either a university or a policy or practitioner institution in the United States.


The Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to African citizens currently residing in an African country and working on conflict and peacebuilding. Applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university and have completed their PhD within seven years of the application deadline.


There will be awarded 4 individual fellowships of a maximum of $20,000. APN postdoctoral fellowships cover residential costs, institutional support, equipment, books and articles, research-related travel, conference costs and related travel, project completion and editorial support.


The complete application package should contain the following documents:

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

All applications must be uploaded online HERE.

The deadline to apply is 14 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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