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Carnegie Corporation fellowships

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    Carnegie Corporation funded Next Generation fellowship in Social Sciences opportunity for mid-career scholars from select African Countries[/h]
    By fundsforngos, on June 30th, 2011

    The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program, launched in June 2011, responds to a shortage of well-trained faculty now reaching crisis proportions in African higher education. The program assists fellows to develop research opportunities and skills, obtain doctoral degrees, and participate in robust research communities. Toward this end, the project features a thematic focus in order to renew basic research agendas addressing peace, security, and development topics as well as strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project complements foundation initiatives to develop and strengthen the next generation of African scholars.

    - Applicants must reside in and be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position in a university in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.- The fellowships are available to early-career scholars, this category includes faculty who hold the title "lecturer" and have yet to complete their Ph.D. Applicants should also be at least 10 years away from the age of retirement.- Currently this fellowship program is only available to faculty who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs but have yet to complete the degree.- All applicants must already hold a master's degree.
    - Only candidates who will return to their home institution, having completed the courses by the time the fellowship begins, will be eligible to apply for a fellowship. Candidates who will still be taking courses outside their home country once the award period would begin may not apply for a fellowship.- The fellowships are available to applicants from all disciplines in the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, history, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. Fellowships are also available to Ph.D. candidates from related fields, such as law, provided that the applicant engages social science literature and uses social science methodologies.

    Program Highlights
    The program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda:- Doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship: Supporting short-term research costs of up to $3,000USD to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.- Doctoral dissertation research fellowship: Supporting 9-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to $15,000USD on a topic related to peace, security, and development.- Doctoral dissertation completion fellowship: Supporting a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities with a stipend of up to $15,000USD to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows master research methodologies, engage key literature in their fields, and produce scholarly publications. The workshops will be held in January and June each year. The Next Generation African Social Sciences program will support approximately 45 fellows each year across all three fellowship opportunities.Deadline for submitting the applications is August 31, 2011.
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