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Apply Now for the India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme 2024 For African Students

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Introduction to the India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme 2024

Attention African scholars and researchers! Applications are now open for the India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme. The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) is inviting applications for the India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme 2024. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for African students to interact with India’s research community and pursue research on topics that can enhance our understanding of security challenges in Africa or possibilities of enhancing India-Africa security cooperation.  This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and knowledge in the field of security studies. It also provides a platform for African students to share their ideas and perspectives with Indian scholars. 

The fellowship programme is designed to strengthen our mutual research capacity on strategic issues. MP-IDSA is offering residential accommodation, office space, internet connectivity, and other support facilities throughout the Fellowship programme. In addition, a fellowship amount of Rs. 50,000 per month along with economy-class airfare will be provided to the fellows.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholars and researchers from reputed universities
  • Think tank members
  • Government officials
  • Defense services officers
  • Persons of eminence

All of the above are welcome to apply for the programme. 

Note that fellows will be attached to MP-IDSA for 1-3 months on a full-time basis. During the fellowship, fellows will be required to produce an occasional paper or a joint research publication with an MP-IDSA scholar as co-authors. Alternatively, they could produce original, high-quality articles (4000–6000 words) that may be presented during a Fellows’ Seminar at the institute and will then be reviewed for publication in MP-IDSA’s flagship journal “Strategic Analysis”. Fellows may also write at least one commentary for online publication on the MP-IDSA website.

Benefits Of the India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme 2024

MP-IDSA will offer residential accommodation, office space, internet connectivity, and other support facilities. A fellowship amount of Rs. 50,000 per month, along with economy-class airfare, will be provided to the fellows.

Fellows would be attached to MP-IDSA for 1-3 months on a full-time basis.

  • During the course of the fellowship, fellows would be required to produce an occasional paper or a joint research publication with an MP-IDSA scholar as co-authors.
  • Alternatively, the fellows could produce original, high-quality articles (4000–6000 words), which may be presented during a Fellows’ Seminar at the institute and will then be reviewed for publication in MP-IDSA’s flagship journal “Strategic Analysis”.
  • Fellows may also write at least one commentary for online publication on the MP-IDSA website.

How To Apply

Interested applicants may send an 800-word research proposal indicating the relevance of the proposal to the aims of the fellowship program, benefit to the institute, host (MP-IDSA), time frame, and end product.

  • A 500-word statement of purpose indicating how the scholar will benefit from the fellowship
  • Updated resume
  • Two published papers as writing samples
  • Two letters of reference (professional or academic)
  • Completed applications must be sent by post or email, at least three months before the intended date of start of fellowship, to “The Director-General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)”, [email protected]
  • Candidates would require a research visa for the duration of the Fellowship. If accepted, MP-IDSA will provide a letter of affiliation to enable this process. To avoid any inconvenience, candidates may be requested to contact the Indian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate in their host countries for more information about the process and timeline.

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