Nairobi and Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi,
where they will be required to undertake research and deliver research papers on peace, security and development in Africa.
Institutional Visits: During the 12- month period at King’s College London, Fellows will undertake visits within and outside the UK to academic, policy and resea
rch institutions working on issues of Peace, Security & Development
For the second phase, Fellows will be attached to select partner universities in Africa, for a period of 6months. During this time Fellows will work as faculty members and contribute to academic and policy research among other activities.
This phase is designed to encourage the dissemination and exchange of ideas on the issues that were studied during the first phase of the programme.
During both phases, Fellows will have access to the programme’s network of mentors, in the form of regular group mentoring and training on key thematic issues. One-on-one mentoring sessions will also be encouraged, so as to help guide students through the programme.
Up on returning home to their universities after the attachment phase, Fellows will be expected to conduct a research project on a key aspect of Peace, Security & Development, and to produce a research report and a policy brief from their research .
These policy briefs will be published and disseminated amongst institutions of higher learning in the region. This phase of research and writing will last for 6 months.
Terms of the Fellowship
1) Application to King’s College London :
Successful applicants will have the status of full time MS.c. students in Security, Leadership and Society . It is necessary for applicants to the Fellowship Programme to make individual successful applications to the M.Sc. Security, Leadership and Society by 17:00 hrs, Friday 19 April 2013.
Details of the MSc Security, Leadership and Society
can be found at this link:
You can make an on -line application at this link:
2) Student Visas : All international students at King’s College London will be subject to the immigration rules of the UK, which can be found on the King’s College London web page for obtaining student visas:
The offer of a place on the programme will be subject to successful candidates obtaining a student visa. Failure to obtain a visa to enter the UK automatically invalidates the offer of a place on the programme with no consequences to King’s College London.
Responsibility for processing all visa applications rests solely with successful candidates. The implementing organizations will provide necessary documentation as needed.
3) Expectant/Nursing mothers : Given the intense nature of the programme including its short phases in different locations as well as necessary extensive travel, successful applicants that are expectant or nursing mothers while enc ouraged to apply, will be advised to defer their admission to the programme.
4) Medical Exam : Successful applicants will be required to undergo medical examinations at recommended venues prior to taking up their positions.
5) Programme completion/Return to base : The programme will last a total of 18 months. During phases 1 and 2, Fellows will be expected to make full time commitment to the programme. It is a condition that successful candidates shall return to their base or home countries at the end of the programme.
This is a fully funded opportunity, and funds will be made available to cover M.Sc
.tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, accommodation, research- related costs, and travel expenses related to the programme.
However, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the U.K. and Africa.
In the U.K. successful candidates will be able to apply for University of London accommodation, and they can also make their own accommodation arrangements.
Candidates are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements well in advance of taking up their positions at King’s College London. Information on KCL student accommodation can be found at this link:
The African Leadership Centre jointly with King’s College London and University of Nairobi,reserves the right to terminate the conferral of a fellowship, in the event of a breach in the Terms and Conditions of the programme.
Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
By e-mail or post to Dr. Eka Ikpe at [email protected]
, or Dr. Eka Ikpe, African Leadership Centre, King’s College, London, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London, WC2R 1HH, UK by
17:00 hrs, Friday 19 April, 2013:
Whether applying by email or post, 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 future plans for engagement with peace and security issues.
2 letters of recommendation (To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Friday 19 April, 2013).
Recent curriculum vitae.
Two writing samples (maximum 3000 words each).
Please indicate in your application letter, if you have completed the University application (Note that you are required to submit your application to the
M.Sc. Security, Leadership and Society, King’s College London, as detailed above by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Friday 19 April, 2013).
This project is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Please note that the funds are intended for individual Fellows only. It does not cover dependants and it is not intended to support family members .
Successful candidates will need to make alternative arrangements to cover the costs of dependants before arrival in the UK.
Under the UK Immigration laws, prospective applicants must satisfy the Home Office that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependents before arrival in the UK (taking into account the stipend to be provided by the Programme).
Please ensure all documents are sent in as MS Word attachments in a single
email message (separate emails for the same application will not be
accepted) or as a single post package and that your name is indicated at the top right hand corner of every page ofall documents submitted.
Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars 2013– 2014 Academic Year