Doctoral Research Award for African Students – UPEACE Africa Programme
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The UPEACE Africa Programme has secured funding from The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
This funding will be strictly allocated to African students pursuing their PhD studies at Universities in Sub Saharan Africa and in particular for those, who are in the final stage of their PhD studies.
The award is intended to support PhD candidates in their field research, data analysis, associated travel, and production costs.
In addition, part of the award may be used to access updated scholarly materials and disseminate research findings through publications and conference presentations.
The maximum award is US $10,000 per eligible student.
Applications will be considered from candidates, who are doing their PhD studies in peace and conflict studies and related areas. The related areas are the following:
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Human Rights
- Development StudiesIn case of related areas, applicants must demonstrate that their topic is strongly linked to Peace and Conflict studies.
Criteria for Eligibility for the Competition:
- Must hold citizenship of an African country in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Must be enrolled in a PhD Programme in a University in Sub Saharan Africa;
- Applicant’s Research Proposal must be approved by the PhD supervisor or by the Thesis Committee;
- The proposed research must take place within Sub-Saharan Africa
- Applicant must have completed all course work and passed the comprehensive examination (if applicable)
- Applicant must have fulfilled all institutional academic requirements
- Applicant must have his/her Masters Degree in related disciplineDuration:
The duration of the Award is two years from the time of notification of selection.
Successful applicants will receive the first installment of the award within three months after the announcement of the winners
For a list of required documents and how to apply, visit: Doctoral Research Award for African Students – UPEACE Africa Programme Website
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