Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women

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Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women: As part of its Knowledge Building and Mentoring Programme, the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women.

This Fellowship is a financial and intellectual reward for personal and academic achievements as well as the recognition of future potential.

It does not lead to a formal qualification, but will open doors to opportunities that would otherwise seem beyond reach for many.

This is a one-year Fellowship, divided into two 6-month phases. The first phase will be based at King’s College London where the Fellows will attend specifically designed courses on conflict, security and development.

The position is funded* and will include a stipend of £5,040 for the first 6 months based in London. In addition, a sum of £750 will be made available to Fellows upon their arrival in the UK, to assist with winter clothing and books expenses.

Fellows will be able to apply for University of London accommodation although they can make their own accommodation arrangements.

For the second phase of the Fellowship to be based in Africa, Fellows will have a stipend of $1,000 per month, exclusive of medical insurance expenses; in addition to a $500 one-off allowance to enable them settle in to their respective countries. Fellows are expected to find their own accommodation during this phase also.

Fellowship Application Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should:

  • Be female citizens of an African country, with valid travel documents. Conflict Security and Development Group, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College, London 2 African Women’s Peace and Security Fellowship.
  • Have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and development issues.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa

  • Must have a relevant organisational base and be sponsored by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organisational ties will be given special consideration.

  • Have a demonstrable plan for how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and organisations.

  • Hold a Master’s degree or Bachelors with an equivalent level of professional experience. Applications from women with non academic backgrounds are encouraged.

  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English.

    The Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women will be delivered by CSDG and the ALC, which is a partnership of King’s College London and University of Nairobi.

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    To be considered for the Fellowship please e-mail or post the following documents to: Eka Ikpe at ekaette.ikpe [at] kcl.ac.uk or Eka Ikpe, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King’s College, London, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London, WC2R 1HH, UK.

    For further details and application materials, contact: Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women Website

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