African Research Fellowship

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Fellowship Applicants

Applicants should be established African scholars in the field of international affairs and security studies sciences with experience of research on Africa.

Applicants should hold a PhD or comparable qualifications and experience – the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.

About the African Research Fellowship

The Fellowship will be for a period of up to four months during the 2011-12 academic year, and will be based at IDEAS at the LSE.

The Fellow will be expected to engage in research on a topic under one of the following themes:

  • Africa's role in global security
  • Africa states and the SAARC region (includes India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
  • African foreign and economic policies

    Preference will be given to topics that focus on Africa and contemporary international relations and security concerns of Africa and the external powers.

    The Fellowship is open to candidates from Africa (AU countries) and it is desirable that applicants are currently employed by a higher education institution, or working in a research capacity in Africa.

    The Fellow will be expected to finish a piece of research of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar or lecture arranged by the African International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS.

    African Research Fellowship - Application Details

    Application should include:

  • one page covering letter
  • curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • outline of proposed research of no more than four pages
  • names, addresses, and email contact details, of two referees familiar with their work, to be contacted by Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair of African Development at the LSE and the Chairman of the selection committee.

    The submission deadline for applications is 30th September.

    Applications, together with supporting documents, may be submitted either by email to Dr Sue Onslow, co-Head of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS (s.onslow [at]

    Or in hard copy to:

    Dr Sue Onslow, Co-Head, Africa International Affairs Programme, LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics, Columbia House (2nd Floor), London WC2A 2AE

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    For more information on fellowships, see: African Research Fellowship

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