The doctoral research awards are part of a joint undertaking by IDRC and UPEACE to develop an evidence-based, strong research capacity in Africa on critical issues of governance and security. It is anticipated that the awards will allow African researchers to complete their doctoral studies with high quality dissertation and top quality research and analytical skills that would enable them to contribute significantly to relevant policy in the fields of expertise. Successful applicants will be required to participate in two Research Training Workshops organized by UPEACE Africa Programme during the Award period. In addition, each awardee will be required to contribute at least one article to the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal (APCJ), a peer reviewed journal published by UPEACE Africa Programme, before the submission of their final dissertation.
-Hold citizenship of an African country in Sub-Saharan Africa; -Be undertaking a PhD programme at a recognized University in Sub Saharan Africa; -Have fulfilled all institutional academic requirements Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Provide a detailed timeframe for completing their dissertation which should be approved by the University Graduate Structures and the Lead PhD supervisor; -Hold a Masters Degree in related discipline; -Conduct research in Sub-Saharan Africa; Be able to complete the dissertation within 24 months of the start of the research award.