Location: Sub-Saharan Africa.

The UPEACE Africa Programme has secured funding from The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to offer a limited number of scholarships to African students in PhD programmes focused in peace and conflict studies. The scholarship will cover tuition, living expenses, communications, access to scholarly materials, and disseminate research findings through publications and conference presentations. In addition, part of the award may be used to cover expenses related to a semester abroad at a Canadian university. The maximum award is US $15,000 per eligible candidate per year. The programme is seeking applications from candidates who are currently enrolled in a PhD programme or who can offer proof of acceptance into a PhD Programme at a University in Sub Saharan Africa for the 2009-2010 Academic Year.

Eligible Fields of Studies

Applications will only be considered from candidates, who are doing their PhD studies in peace and conflict studies.

Criteria for Eligibility for the Competition

Must hold citizenship of an African country in Sub-Saharan Africa;
Must be enrolled/accepted in a PhD Programme in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies in Universities in Sub Saharan Africa;
Must be a full time PhD student
Submit a letter of support from the Lead Supervisor
The research must take place within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Applicant must have his/her Masters Degree in related discipline

Required Documents (Certified)

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

Completed Check List (signed and dated)
Cover Letter
Budget in USD
Application Form (Please Enable Macros in Excel to fill in the form)
Curriculum Vitae
Reference Letters
A personal Statement
Evidence of Enrollment
Proof of Citizenship

* Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.


The duration of the Award is three years from the time of notification of selection. Successful applicants will receive the first installment of the award within three months after the announcement of the winners. Future installments will be provided upon satisfactory progress and submission of narrative and financial reports.

31 May 2009

Complete applications must be received at the Office of the Africa Programme by the deadline.

Selection Process

All applications will be evaluated according to THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA SET FOR THE COMPETITION.


The Application must be sent electronically (via e-mail and fax) and through the Post Office to qualify. It is critical that the hard copies are received by the date of the deadline.
Only SHORT-LISTED applicants will be contacted. Short listed applicants will be notified by 31 July 2009. Applicants, who have not been contacted on the notification day, should note that their application was not successful.
Selected candidates are expected to attend Peace Research Training Workshops organized by UPEACE Africa Programme during the Award period. The Training Workshops will be held once a year. In addition, they are required to contribute at least one article to the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal (APCJ), which is published by the UPEACE Africa Programme.
We encourage RE-APPLICATION for those who have not been successful in previous calls.

Applications must be sent to:

The Research Coordinator
UPEACE Africa Programme
P.O.Box 2794 code 1250
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 11 6180993
Telephone: +251 11 6180991/92
E-mail: echeboud@upeace.org and tabebe@upeace.org


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