Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa(CODESRIA) invites Advanced Research Fellowships for Higher Education Leadership Programme

Deadline- 15th September, 2012

Countries/Region- Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa seeks Advanced Research Fellowship Programme in the framework of the Higher Education Leadership Programme (HELP), and to invite interested scholars based in African universities and research centres to submit applications for consideration.

The HELP Advanced Research Fellowship programme is designed to contribute to the reinforcement and promotion of a culture of concentrated and extended reflection among African scholars on issues revolving around higher education leadership and governance in Africa. The programme particularly targets the younger generation of post-doctoral African scholars interested in carrying out advanced research on aspects related to higher education leadership in Africa.

The fellowship will cover a period of one year, at the end of which a report of publishable quality shall be submitted for evaluation. Each report is expected to be between 70,000 and 80,000 words long and, if accepted for publication, will be included in the CODESRIA Monograph Series. For the year 2012,the Council will be awarding six fellowships of a maximum value of USD 8,000 each.

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents-

  • Research Proposal
  • Work Programme
  • Budget Applicants are required to provide a detailed budget – up to a maximum of USD8, 000 – which includes the research and dissemination costs they expect to incur throughout the duration of their fellowship.
  • Reference Letters
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Doctoral Certificate
  • Candidate’s Commitment Letter

Selection Process

All applications received will be reviewed by an independent Selection Committee comprising eminent scholars. All candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process.


To be eligible, candidates are expected to be holders of a doctoral degree in any of the social sciences and humanities. All applicants are required to be affiliated to an African university or research institution within the countries covered under this programme.

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