The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote the next generation of social science researchers in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.
The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend of up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.
All applicants must:
· be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country
· hold a master’s degree
· be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
Additionally, for the research fellowship, applicants must have an approved dissertation research proposal.
For the completion fellowship, applicants must be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one substantive dissertation chapter.
The program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education, but it does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.