The Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars seeks to nurture junior African Scholars interested in pursuing a career in peace and security and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve this. This training will conclude with attachments of Fellows to Universities in Africa working on development, peace and security issues where Fellows will participate in research and teaching.
* In order to be considered eligible, candidates must have citizenship in an African country.
* Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
* The competition is open only to junior faculty members based in universities in Africa from departments of political science; international relations; history; law; development studies; peace; security and conflict studies, and related departments.
* Candidates need to demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the field of peace, security and development. Previous study or engagement with the issues of security and development is not required. However candidates must demonstrate a basic familiarity with these issues.
* Candidates must additionally be able to demonstrate capacity to undertake research on issues relating to peace and security in Africa.
* Candidates will be expected to have a clear plan on how to utilize knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon returning to their countries and academic institutions.
* Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.
* Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following values during the application phase: Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of excellence; and respect for all forms of diversity.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Fellowship: This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs. Funds will be made available to cover tuition, subsistence in the UK and Africa, accommodation, research-related costs, and all travel expenses related to the programme.
Duration of Fellowship: This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training and research programme on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-Month MSc programme at King’s College London and a six-month attachment to an African University to undertake an independent research project.
How to Apply: Visit link below.