Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for African scholars available for pursuing MSc programme. This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs.

Brief Description: The African Leadership Centre (ALC) was established in Kenya in June 2010 as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi. The ALC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2016. This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training programme on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-Month MSc programme at King’s College London and a six-month 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.

Award Includes: This is a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs. Funds will be made available to cover tuition, subsistence in the UK 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 UK and Africa. In the UK successful candidates will be able to apply for University of London accommodation, and they can also make their own accommodation arrangements. Candidates are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements well in advance of taking up their positions at King’s College London.

Study Program: Fellowship is available for pursuing MSc programme.

Study Major: Fellowship is awarded in Political Science, International Relations; History, Law, Development Studies, Peace, Security and Conflict Studies and related departments.

Host Organization: 12-Month MSc programme at King’s College London and a six-month attachment to an African University

Eligibility Required: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

-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 however 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 utilize 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.

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: African scholars(Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Governing Body: The African Leadership Centre (ALC)

Application Procedure: The mode of application is online. To be considered for the fellowship please apply through the online application system by 18th March, 2016:
-Ensure the following documents are attached in PDF format.
-A letter of application detailing applicant’s relevant experience and qualifications.
-A supporting statement no longer than 1,000 words, detailing why applicant think that this programme is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues.
-2 letters of recommendation (after they submit names and contacts of referees, they will receive an email asking them to submit the reference using our online system. These references received directly from the Referees must be received by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Friday 18 March, 2016).
-Recent curriculum vitae.
-Two writing samples (maximum 3000 words each).
-Please indicate in application letter, if they have completed the university application (Note that they are required to submit their application to the M.Sc. Security, Leadership and Society, King’s College London, as detailed above by the deadline of 18th March, 2016).
-Please ensure all documents are attached as PDF attachments when using the Online Application System.
-All supporting documents should be submitted via the online portal. Please note that no email applications will be accepted. If applicants are experiencing problems with the online application portal, please contact us at

Submission Deadline: To be considered for the fellowship please apply through the online application system by 18th March, 2016.

For more details visit the official site.