The Asia Foundation Women Researchers Fellowship for Women Researchers From the Global South

The Asia Foundation Women Researchers Fellowship for Women Researchers From the Global South

The Asia Foundation is announcing a fellowship program targeting women researchers from the Global South with an interest in researching conflict dynamics in border regions. The one-year initiative combines a research grant with opportunities for skills development and professional networking. The fellowship will be based remotely and is supported by a $25,000 stipend.

This program will support six early career female researchers for a period of 12 months between 20 March 2024 and 20 March 2025. As well as providing a grant for undertaking original research, a key aspect of the fellowship will be participation in joint skills-building and networking activities, as well as peer learning and individual mentoring with experienced researchers working within the X-Border Local Research Network. Fellows will be supervised by a dedicated coordinator through regular remote meetings.

Requirements and qualifications This fellowship is open to female researchers who are nationals of the following countries, reflecting the XCEPT program’s geographical focus areas:

  • Afghanistan

  • Algeria

  • Bangladesh

  • Egypt

  • Ethiopia

  • Iraq

  • Iran

  • Lebanon

  • Kenya

  • Morocco

  • Libya

  • Tunisia

  • Myanmar

  • Pakistan

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Somalia

  • South Sudan

  • Sudan

  • Syria

  • Yemen

    Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Recent completion of a master’s degree or PhD in Political Science, International Relations,
    Development Studies, or a similar relevant topic area or equivalent professional research expertise, including completion of at least one report or journal article of similar length and rigour to a master’s thesis.

  • Demonstrable interest in issues related to conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and/or development initiatives in unstable or conflict-affected contexts.

  • Sufficient command of written and spoken English to enable participation in training and networking activities, and to produce.

  • Availability to dedicate, on average, at least two to three days flexibly per week for the duration of the fellowship, to activities associated with the program, as well as participation in regular online meetings (at least one per week) and several in-person events throughout the year.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The Asia Foundation Women Researchers Fellowship for Women Researchers From the Global South

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