Call for Applications: CCAPS Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
CCAPS Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2013-2014

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will offer up to three fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The CCAPS fellowship aims to support the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa.

Fellows are encouraged to present their research within and outside the Robert S. Strauss Center, collaborate on papers or projects with other fellows and faculty, participate in CCAPS research activities, attend and take an active role in CCAPS and Strauss Center seminars and conferences, and immerse themselves in the greater University community during their appointment.

Eligibility
Applicants must be registered in a PhD program. Fellowships are available to advanced PhD students, with preference given to those who have made substantial progress towards the completion of their dissertation. Fellows are expected to work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations during the fellowship.

CCAPS invites applications from all disciplines, including both the social and natural sciences, as they pertain to relevant topics to the CCAPS program (see Areas of Research below). CCAPS encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries. Applicants do not have to be attending a U.S. university or have U.S. citizenship to apply.

Areas of Research
The Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability conducts research in three core areas seeking to: investigate where and how climate change poses threats to stability in Africa; identify strategies to support accountable and effective governance in Africa; and, evaluate the effectiveness of international aid to help African societies adapt to climate change. CCAPS will consider applicants working on a broad range of topics related to climate change, political stability, and security in Africa.

Stipend Information
CCAPS offers pre-doctoral fellowships in residence at the University of Texas at Austin for one academic year (September 2013-May 2014). The fellowship includes a nine-month stipend of $24,000 and one round-trip airline ticket.

Deadline: February 15, 2013

For more information about the fellowship and application procedures: http://strausscenter.org/ccaps/fellowships.html or ccaps@strausscenter.org