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Kings International Graduate Scholarships; The Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), King's College London, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September.

This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising of a rigorous training programme on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-Month Master’s (M.Sc.) programme at King’s College London and an attachment to an African University to undertake an independent research project.

The Fellowship programme is designed to expose junior African scholars to the complexities of Security and Development issues facing the African continent.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided funding for this programme.

The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:

  • Create an enabling environment for ideas that are grounded in African realities;
  • Provide space for interaction with role models;
  • Build capacity for independent thinking;
  • Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas for meaningful change;
  • Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities;
  • Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security; and
  • Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.


    This is a fully funded opportunity, and funds will be made available to cover tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, accommodation, research-related costs, and all 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.

    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.


  • In order to be considered eligible, candidates must have citizenship in an African country.
  • Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
  • The competition is open only to junior faculty members based in universities in Africa from departments of political science; international relations; history, law, development studies, peace, security and conflict studies, and related departments.
  • Candidates need to demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the field of Peace, Security and Development.
  • Previous study or engagement with the issues of Security &
  • Development is not required but candidates must demonstrate a basic familiarity with these issues.
  • Candidates must additionally be able to demonstrate that they are committed to contributing to work on peace and security in Africa.
  • Candidates will be expected to have a clear plan on how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon returning to their countries and academic institutions.
  • Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following values during the application phase: Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of excellence; and a value for all forms of diversity.

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