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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Call for Applications: Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars

MSc Security, Leadership and Society



The African Leadership Centre (ALC) was established in Kenya in June 2010 as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi. The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2016. This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training 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. The Fellowship programme is designed to expose junior African scholars to the complexities of security and development issues facing the African continent. The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided funding for this programme.

The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:

 Create an enabling environment for ideas that are grounded in African realities;
 Provide space for interaction with role models;
 Build capacity for independent thinking;
 Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas for meaningful change;
 Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities;
 Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security; and
 Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.


Applicants to the Fellowship Programme must make individual successful applications to the MSc Security, Leadership and Society by 17:00 hrs, Friday 18 March 2016. The MSc is a separate but parallel application procedure handled by King’s College London, rather than ALC. To be accepted on to the Fellowship, applicants must be accepted on both the MSc programme by King’s and the Fellowship Programme by ALC.

Call for Applications: Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars

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