The African Futures Fellowship at the Institute for Security Studies,South Africa/USA.


The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies invite African students to apply for the African Futures Fellowship. The two-year merit-based scholarship at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is offered to entering, full-time Master’s degree candidates. The Fellowship prepares students academically and professionally for careers in high-level policy analysis and planning rooted in quantitative analysis.

The African Futures Fellowship will be awarded to one African student who will pursue graduate studies at the Josef Korbel School. In addition to a world-class education in international affairs, students accepted to the Josef Korbel School as African Futures Fellows will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as research assistants at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures located within the Josef Korbel School, and as paid interns with the ISS from June – August 2016 (during the mid-year break).

The successful applicant would be expected to apply and complete one of the following Master of Arts degrees:

  • Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration
  • International Security
  • International Studies
  • International Development


The African Futures Fellowship:

  • Following graduation from the Josef Korbel School, Fellows will spend one year working for the ISS in Pretoria on policy analysis for long-term strategic planning in the African Futures Project.
  • The African Futures project is a collaboration between the ISS and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.
  • Applicants for the African Futures Fellowship must apply to the ISS and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, complete the online GRE test, and the English language test TOEFL (
  • The successful applicant will be considered for one of the Korbel School’s full tuition scholarships. Past academic performance, employment history, recommendations from professors and employers, and professional promise will be evaluated.

Financial Asistance:

  • The student will be eligible to receive full financial support from the Josef Korbel School and the ISS for tuition, travel, housing, and living expenses.
  • In addition, the ISS will provide two return airline tickets between Denver and Johannesburg.
  • The Josef Korbel School – through the Pardee Center – will provide after-hours employment for students that will be sufficient to fund adequate housing, living expenses, and books as well as provide hands-on experience working with the IFs tool.

Required by 29 August 2014 for application at the ISS:

  • Personal motivation for wanting to pursue the African Futures Fellowship Programme
  • Curriculum vitae

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Futures Fellowship





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