Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship: The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Africa.
The Fellowship supports PhD students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
Host Institution(s): Institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
Number of Awards: Not specified
Study Level: Masters and PhD
Duration: Not specified
Nationality: sub-Saharan Africans
The program features a thematic focus on peace, security, and development in order to renew basic research agendas and strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity addressing these issues. The fellowship program supports short-term research costs up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal. The program also includes two workshops each year that have been assigned to create fellow’s networks, help fellows refine, develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and finalize their doctoral research proposals.
To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country.
- Be enrolled, or intend to enroll by the time of the award, or working towards a PhD in an accredited university , or affiliated to an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda,
- Hold a master’s degree at the time of application.
How-to-Apply: Applicants interested in applying for the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship are to submit their applications via the online application portal.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST)