2021 General Lamine Cissé Women, Peace and Security Research Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2021.

In honor of General Cissé , PartnersGlobal, Partners West Africa Nigeria and Partners West Africa Senegal are awarding research fellowships to two young African women researchers and practitioners working in the civil society and security sectors. Each fellow will receive a grant equivalent of 1,500,000 CFA (West African franc) to fund innovative research around the prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts in Africa with a central focus on women, peace and security.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Young African women researchers and practitioners working in the civil society and security sectors. 
  2. Only future or ongoing research projects are eligible for the Fellowship.

BENEFITS

Each fellow will receive a grant equivalent of 1,500,000 CFA (West African franc) to fund innovative research around the prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts in Africa with a central focus on women, peace and security.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria applied for the project appraisal are:

  1. Applicant’s capacity to carry out quality research (level of education, professional experience, published work, academic support)
  2. Relevance and originality of the issue in relation to current security and gender issues
  3. Link to the themes selected for the Fellowship, as specified in Article 3;
  4. Methodology and structuring of the work
  5. Analytical development of the project narrative and the planned fieldwork
  6. Interest of the results and the practical impact of contributions.

APPLICATION

Submit the complete application file electronically by March 15, 2021 to [email protected]

The application must contain the following files:

  • 1 Resume/CV (contact details including home address and possibly institutional address, training, career path and professional project, photograph)
  • 1 transcript of the Master’s degree and/or the doctoral research proposal approved by the committee members/ or a transcript of the doctoral/PhD diploma
  • 1 Letter of recommendation
  • 1 Copy of a research work already carried out (thesis chapter, scientific article, etc.)
  • 1 research proposal for the General Lamine Cissé Fellowship (10 pages) including the following sections, in .doc or .docx format:
    • Aim/goal of the research
    • Research problem
    • Research methodology
  • In the appendix of the research project:
    • Indicative references
    • Research timeline
    • Estimated research budget.

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