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African Leadership Centre (ALC) Peace, Security & Development Fellowships For African Scholars, UK – 2018


The ALC is pleased to invite applications for The Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars interested in pursuing a career in peace and security.

The programme will contribute to building academic expertise on peace and security that is grounded in the pursuit of excellence and integrity.

The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development.

Application Deadline: 23:59 hrs, Sunday 8th April 2018.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Kings College London, UK.

Type: Fellowship

Value Of Fellowship: This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs. Funds will be made available to cover tuition, subsistence in the UK and Africa, accommodation, research-related costs, and all travel expenses related to the programme.

Duration Of Fellowship: This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training and research programme on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-Month MSc programme at King’s College London and a six-month attachment to an African University to undertake an independent research project.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, Fellows must:

  • be Africans
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the field of peace, security and development.
  • demonstrate capacity to undertake research on issues relating to peace and security in Africa.
  • be fluent in spoken and written English.

How To Apply: Applications will be accepted Online

The following documents are required, before your application will be considered complete:

  • 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 your future plans for engagement with peace and security research.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of 23:59 hrs, Sunday 8th April 2018).
  • Recent curriculum vitae.
  • One writing sample (maximum 1000 words).
  • One research proposal of no more than 1000 words on a topic dealing with any one of the following 5 sets of questions:
    • What is the predominant vision of peace among Africa’s youth and future leaders? What are the greatest sources of insecurity for African youth?
    • What leadership issues confront a next generation of youth seeking to build and sustain peace?
    • What can we learn about African youth experiences for future discourses about the governance of security and development?
    • How are the dynamics in African societies and societal responses to security and development challenges compelling a change in the state?
    • How are African regional organisations responding to the rapidly changing African security landscape?
  • Please indicate in your application letter, if you have completed the University application (Note that you are required to submit your application to the MSc Security, Leadership and Society, as detailed above by the deadline of 23:59 hrs, Sunday 8th April 2018).

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