Application Due Date: January 15 th 2018

The Comprehending Violent Dispute (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Study Council (SSRC) welcomes research study grant applications from postdoctoral scientists, policy experts, and professionals dealing with the motorists of dispute at universities and nongovernmental companies.

The Dispute Research Study Fellowship (CRF) provides yearlong assistance for knowledgeable scholars (based at a university or NGO). The CRF becomes part of the Dispute Research Study Program (CRP), a 4 year, UK Department of International Advancement moneyed research study program based at the London School of Economics and Government that examines the motorists of violent dispute in 5 cases: Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria.

The program concentrates on methods which the political economy of public authority assists to describe the perseverance and spread of violence. Effective fellowship prospects will require to take a look at how various interventions impact violent dispute and/or the danger of restored violent dispute; evaluate ” what works” to counter motorists of dispute; and check out the contextual aspects that impact the effectiveness of such interventions, consisting of the linkages amongst global, nationwide, state, and regional level characteristics. Effective prospects will add to the total analysis of dispute through case research studies of external interventions in 4 locations focused on by the program:

  1. Civil society assistance (consisting of multi-scalar peacemaking and peacebuilding activities, assistance for reconciliation, and community-level discussion and mediation)
  2. Security and Justice Sector reform (consisting of DDR/RR, stabilization, local security networks/arenas, transitional, official and popular justice)
  3. Enhancing public authority and authenticity, consisting of at sub-national levels (the political market, the results of patronage networks on governance, governance promoting interventions, decentralization and anti-corruption activities)
  4. Resource management (consisting of settlement of land and realty disagreements, governance structures, and the function of natural deposit competitors in forming public authority)


Grants are granted on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are planned to support 3 months of field-based research study, whereas a going to fellowship can be supported for an optimum of 6 months. As much as 7-9 private grants of an optimum of ₤17,000 will be granted. Females and nationals of the 5 nation cases are highly motivated to use.


  • Prospects need to be postdoctoral scholars, policy experts, or professionals based at a university or nongovernmental company with a minimum of 3 years of field-based experience considering that the conclusion of the PhD (or scientists with comparable experience who have actually released one book or more peer-reviewed scholastic short articles).
  • Applications will be thought about for the following functions just: moneying to support fieldwork, mentor buy-out at your house organization, or a going to visit at a United States or European university.
  • Research study tasks need to concentrate on the core nations of the CRF: Somalia, South Sudan, DRC, Iraq, or Syria.
  • Candidates need to likewise be offered to participate in a preparatory workshop in New york city within the very first 2 months of their fellowship duration, and a capstone workshop towards completion of the year-long fellowship.
  • At the end of the fellowship duration, receivers need to produce an initial research study output that appropriates for publication in a peer-reviewed scholastic journal.

Application Process

All applications need to be submitted through the online website

For More Details:

Go To the Authorities Website of the SSRC 2018/2019 Dispute Research Study Fellowship

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