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Fellowship for african scholars

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by kilimasera, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. kilimasera

    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    Call for Applications:peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars
    M.A. Conflict, Security and Development; and M.A. International Peace and Security

    The programme seeks to nurture junior African Scholars interested in pursuing a career in Peace, Security & Development, and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve this. Through taught courses as well as rigorous mentoring activities, the programme will accomplish the following objectives:
    Increase the pool of African experts on peace, security and development and working to generate African-led ideas to address the security and development challenges on the continent.
    Foster studies on Peace and Security issues within African institutions of higher learning, and ensure that academic institutions have better access to knowledge and expertise on these issues.
    Inject skills within regional and national centres of excellence so that they can strengthen their research capacity on peace, security and development topics with independent and critical approaches.
    Contribute to expertise on peace and security that is grounded in the pursuit of excellence and integrity.
    Candidates must be citizens of African countries.
    Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
    The competition is open to junior faculty members based in universities in Africa from departments of political science; international relations; history, law, development studies, peace, security and conflict studies, and related departments. Candidates need to show a demonstrable interest in pursuing careers in the field of Peace, Security and Development. Previous study or engagement with the issues of Security & Development is not required however candidates must demonstrate a basic familiarity with these issues. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa.
    Candidates will be expected to have a clear plan on how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and academic institutions.
    Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.
    Candidates must also be able to demonstrate the following in the application phase: Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of excellence; and a value for all forms of diversity.
    Funding This is a fully-funded* opportunity, and funds will be made available to cover M.A. Tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, accommodation, research-related costs, and all travel expenses related to the programme.1 However, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the U.K. and Africa.In the U.K. successful candidates will be able to apply for University of London accommodation, and they can also make their own accommodation arrangements. Candidates are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements well in advance of taking up their positions at King’s College London. Information on KCL student accommodation can be found at this link.

    Please e-mail or post the following documents to Eka Ikpe at csdg@kcl.ac.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Eka Ikpe, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King’s College, London, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH UK by 17:00 hrs, Thursday 31 March, 2011:
    A letter of application detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.
    A supporting statement no longer than 1,000 words, detailing why you think that this programme is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues.
    2 letters of recommendation (To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Thursday 31 March 2011).
    Recent curriculum vitae.
    Two writing samples (maximum 3000 words each).
    Please indicate in your application letter, if you have completed the University application (Note that you are required to submit your application to the MA Programmes – MA Conflict Security and Development/MA International Peace and Security in the War Studies department, King’s College London, as detailed above by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Thursday 31 March 2011).
    Please ensure all documents are sent in as MS Word attachments in a single email message (separate emails for the same application will not be accepted) or as a single post package and that your name is indicated at the top right hand corner of every page of all documents submitted. You can download pdf version of this announcement here.

    from: Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars - Wavuti
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    Baba Jose Senior Member

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    kilimasera asante saaana ngoja twaweza kujaribu
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    Michelle JF-Expert Member

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    thanks mkuu!!