Deadline: 5 January 2018
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is currently seeking applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and non-governmental organizations in Africa for its Individual Research Grants with an aim to support independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities.
A core component of the APN, the research grants 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.
Grant recipients will produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to, and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding policy and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN will work toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that this group produces into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peacebuilding.
- Root causes of conflict, conflict prevention and transformation
- State and non-state armed actors, transnational crime, extremism and emerging trajectories of conflict
- Post-conflict elections, democratization, and governance
- The relationship between peacebuilding and state building, including state-society relations and state reconstruction
- Transitional justice, reconciliation and peace
- Economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping and peace support operations
- UN-AU-REC cooperation and Peace Support Operations
- Digital media, technology and peace
- Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and peacebuilding
- Gender and peacebuilding
- Health, post-conflict development, peace and security
- Prevention of mass atrocities
- Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2018 to December 2018.
- Up to fifteen (15) individual grants of a maximum of $15,000 will be awarded.
- All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.
- Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD obtained after January 2001.
- Policy analysts and practitioner applicants 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 2012, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.
- Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
All applications must be uploaded online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit APN Individual Research Grants.