APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship 2022

The Africa Peacemaking Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) calls for applications from senior African academics and researchers based in the Universities, training, and policy institutions in Africa as applications are open for the APN Collaborative Working Group Research fellowship.

They are to come together to assemble and lead collaborative research projects that are intended to inform policy and practice on conflict as well as peacebuilding in the continent.

The African Peacemaking Network (APN) fellowship is an initiative and key complement to field-based and networking components of the Africa Peacemaking network programming. It will seek to respond to the need for deep collaboration and engagement of researchers and practitioners on peacebuilding in Africa. Also, it will connect research policies, promote mentoring of younger scholars by senior colleagues, foster networking between scholars and practitioners as well as increase the possibilities of impacting policies through the knowledge-production process.

Details of APN Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2022

The APN will be supporting the working group in undertaking original policy-relevant research that focuses on design, implementation, and the impact of peacebuilding mechanisms and processes in conflict-affected African countries and sub-regions. There will also be support for research, the convening of scholar-practitioner meetings, and analysis of issues such as:

  • Inequality, poverty, and natural resource conflicts
  • Local peacebuilding cultures, mechanisms, and practices
  • Climate change, peace, and security
  • Women, peace, and security
  • Transnationalization, migration, youth radicalization, extremism, and violence.

Amongst others.

Eligibility for the Africa Peacemaking Networking (APN) fellowship

  • Applicants must be scholars or practitioners based in Africa, with a lead investigator based at or affiliated to an African University.
  • The competition is for joint researcher-practitioner teams (of 6 members) who are Africans based at or have an affiliation with Universities, regional organizations, government agencies or NGOs, media, or civil society organizations in Africa.
  • The lead investigator must have a Ph.D. while other members of the team can be junior lecturers and practitioners that are expected to hold at least a master’s degree with 2 or more years of working experience.


An APN Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship will be supported by a maximum award of $60,000 for a period of 18 months.

Application Materials

Please note that the university-based lead investigator for each team, who must also be a senior academic or senior practitioner with a strong research background in Africa peace and security studies is to submit the application on behalf of the team.

Below are the required materials for submission:

  • A complete Application form
  • A Lead Investigator’s CV
  • A research proposal and Bibliography
  • A proposed Research Timeline
  • A proposed Research Budget
  • A list of all team members with their names, affiliations, professional backgrounds, and the highest level of degree attained. 
  • 2 Reference letters and 
  • Language evaluation(s) (if necessary)

Follow this link to apply 

For more information, visit the APN fellowship




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