Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship in the United States

Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship in the United States – If you’re a Ugandan student in need of funding to study in the United States, then The Social Science Research Council is pleased to provide Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship.

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to promote next-generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda

Founded in 1923, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Social Science Research Council
Department: NA
Course Level: Doctoral studies
Award: US$15,000
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: Varies
Nationality: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda students
The award can be taken in the United States

Eligibility

Eligible Countries: GhanaKenyaNigeriaSouth AfricaTanzania, and Uganda can apply for this application .
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in doctoral studies offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: All applicants must:

  • Applicants must be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country
  • Students must be enrolled and working towards a PhD in an accredited university, or affiliated to an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Holders must have a fully developed doctoral dissertation research proposal approved by a graduate school/program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda.
  • The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply, all applications must be submitted using the online application portal.
  • Supporting Documents: Students need to see the following list of prospective issues that are considered relevant to NextGen fellowships: Causes and drivers of conflict, Institutional and local approaches to conflict prevention, management and resolution, National and Regional approaches to peace, security and development, Identity and Conflict, Gender, youth, conflict, peace and security, conflict, peace and human mobilities, Histories, Arts and Cultures of conflict and peace, State-Society Relations, Economic and Humanitarian perspectives to conflict and peace, Democracy, human rights and development, Post-conflict development, reconstruction and reconciliation, Law, peace agreements and transitional justice, International justice and war crimes, Law and constitutionalism, Natural resource governance and development, Climate Change, conflict, peace and security, Globalization and emerging insecurities, Peace education, Media, conflict, peace and security
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Benefits

  • The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.
  • This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows to further develop and strengthen their research, engage key literature in their fields, embark on fieldwork-based research, and develop their capacity for scholarly writing, including academic publications.

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