African Peacebuilding Network Research Grants in Africa, 2014

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The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites application for research grants. Up to ten individual grants of a maximum of $15,000 will be awarded for African researchers, policy analysts and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa. Grants support six months of field-based research, from May to November 2014. Application must be submitted by February 1st 2014.. The African Peace building Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa. A core component of the APN, the research grants program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peace building research both regionally and globally, while making peace building 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, peace building 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 peace building.. Grants are awarded for conducting research.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· 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.
· 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 an MA with no less than five years of research
· related or work experience.
Benefits of the scholarship: APN research grant awards vary depending on the research activities supported but will not exceed $15,000 for individual research projects. APN research grants can cover equipment, books and articles, research/fieldwork-related travel, conference costs and related travel, project design and development support and editorial and professional/institutional support.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Grants support six months of field-based research, from May to November 2014.
Number of scholarships: Up to ten individual grants will be awarded.

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