$3,000 Next Generation Social Sciences: Post-Doctoral Writing Scholarship – Africa

Published Date: January 13, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    Nigeria
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2023
  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Online
  • Applier's country

    Uganda
  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    E-Mail: nextgen@ssrc.org

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

The post-doctoral writing fellowship supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript  through a stipend of up to US$3,000. It will enable the recipient to buy time off from teaching and administrative duties to focus exclusively on finalizing an article for a peer-reviewed journal or completing a book manuscript based on a Next Gen-supported doctoral dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development. This fellowship is exclusively available for Next Gen alumni.

The program features a thematic focus on peace, security, and development in order to renew basic research agendas and strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity addressing these issues.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

The SSRC is guided by the belief that justice, prosperity, and democracy all require better understanding of complex social, cultural, economic, and political processes. We work with practitioners, policymakers, and academic researchers in the social sciences, related professional resources.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be a citizen of any sub-Saharan African country.
  • All applicants must hold a doctorate degree from an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • All applicants must be a past recipient of at least one Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral Dissertation fellowship.
  • Students must be prepared to take no less than three-month leave away from routine teaching and administrative duties in current role.
  • Then all applicants will need to become affiliated to an academic department in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda at the of award.
  • International students can not apply if they are not from a sub-Saharan African country, if international students do apply their applications will be ignored or tossed.
  • This is solely a science-based application.

Students will only be able to apply using the scholarship website application portal. Students will need to register through the website to create a login and password. From then on the student can use the website to re-visit their application and make any adjustments even after submitting through the portal. Just, students should make adjustments before the deadline date comes with a week of ending.

The application will need to be submitted before midnight on eastern standard time.

To gain more of an idea, students would need to understand what goes into what documents may be needed for a successful scholarship, as well as, a scholarship student guide.

 

Requirements

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the writing project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that activities that applicants will undertake during the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner.

All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science and related disciplines.

Fellows must be willing to attend one workshop sponsored by the SSRC each year that is intended to help early-career faculty engage in scholarly reflections, research and writing. We anticipate awarding up to 43 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

 

How to Apply

Only post-doctoral students may apply, this means anyone 21 years old or above will be able to apply.

The big point is that Social Science Research Council is the foundation that forwards the recipient winning amount:

  • The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as a part of its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa, supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000.
  • It will enable the recipient to buy time off from teaching and administrative duties to focus exclusively on finalizing an article for a peer-reviewed journal or completing a book manuscript based on a Next Gen-supported doctoral dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development.

Students will need to read through the student application guidelines before applying for this scholarship.

 

Reward – Extra Benefits

A total reward of $3,000 will be gifted to the recipient who is chosen. This will allow individuals to buy equipment and help to pay off any tuition fees that may present themselves.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the writing project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that activities that applicants will undertake during the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science and related disciplines.

Afterward, students will become part of the fellowship which works with writers who must be willing to attend one workshop sponsored by the SSRC each year that is intended to help early-career faculty engage in scholarly reflections, research and writing.

These post-doctoral students can expect to see some of their research work published if it has not been before.

 

Deadline

The official deadline date is February 1, 2022 – however, students just now seeing this post-doctoral scholarship may want to wait until 2023 to have all of the necessary paperwork ready.

 

Open Submissions Window Time Frames

The open submission window time frames happen from late 2021 to February 2022. However, the next 2023 deadline date may be different than this year. Students will need to check back and look at the website to see if there is any change with the regular deadline date.

Some students may be granted a bit more time for their research if asked.

 

Annual

This scholarship is annual and happens only once a year. So far the deadline date had not changed however, there have already been extensions in place. Students will need to contact the email provided to ask for extensions if needed or if the deadline date has been changed to a separate unaccompanied date.


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