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African Scholars Invited to Participate in the 2024 India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme

India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme


African Scholars Invited to Participate in the 2024 India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme

The India-Africa Security Fellowship Programme is currently accepting applications from African Fellows to engage with India’s research community. 

This fellowship aims to conduct research on subjects that can contribute to a deeper comprehension of security challenges in Africa or explore avenues for strengthening security cooperation between India and Africa. 

This program serves as an opportunity to bolster our collaborative research capabilities on strategic matters.


  • Host Country: India
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | Accommodation | Monthly Rs.50,000 Stipends | Flight Tickets
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: Not Specified 


India-Africa Security Fellowship Fellows would be attached with MP-IDSA for a period of 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 a 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.


To be considered for the India-Africa Security Fellowship , you must be:

  • Scholars and researchers from reputed universities, think tanks, government officials, defence services officers and persons of eminence are welcome to apply.*

Duration and Reward

  • India-Africa Security Fellowship 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.

Method of Application

Interested applicants in the India-Africa Security Fellowship 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 the 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/academic)
  • Completed applications must be sent by post or email, at least three months prior to 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/Consulate in their host countries for more information about the process and time line.

Deadline: Not Specified 


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