2015 African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants for African Researchers ($15,000)

Application Deadline: December 14th 2014.
Supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

Support is available for research and analysis on issues such as the following:

  • Root causes of conflict and conflict prevention, mediation, management, resolution, and transformation
  • Environmental change and conflict
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, and governance
  • The relationship between peacebuilding and state building, including state-society relations and state reconstruction
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and human rights
  • Economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations
  • Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR)
  • Security sector reform (SSR)
  • Media, civil society, and peace
  • Peace partnerships involving the UN, the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and civil society
  • Gender and peacebuilding
  • International justice and post-conflict peace


  • All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.
  • Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD.
  • Policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or subregional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization and have obtained at least a Master’s degree of no less than 5 years, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.


  • Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from May 2015 to November 2015.
  • Up to ten individual grants of a maximum of $15,000 will be awarded.
  • During their grant period, grantees are required to participate in two workshops organized by the APN.
  • These workshops will provide opportunities to refine research focus and methodologies, present findings, explore ways to make work accessible through publications and other means to multiple peacebuilding constituencies, and develop constructive working relationships with other grantees, senior academics, and practitioner facilitators.


Application Process

All applications must be uploaded through our online portal. For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the portal, please contact APN staff ([email protected]). Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, no mailed materials will be accepted.


1) Completed Application Form
2) Completed Proposal & Bibliography
3) Two Reference Letters
4) Language evaluation(s) (if required)
5) Updated CV

Apply Now for the African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants Fellowship


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