African Leadership Centre: Peace, Security & Development Fellowships 2023/2024

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The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for the academic year 2023/2024.

Closing date: 29 May 2023

Established over 10 years ago, the ALC has played a critical role in shaping the next generation of African leaders, nurturing talent and African ideas and knowledge to advance the transformation of African societies.

Located in both Nairobi, Kenya and King`s College London, UK, we strive to inform and influence academic, research and policy discourses on leadership, peace, security & development on the African continent and globally.

African Leadership Centre (ALC) Fellowships

1. Fellowships for African Women in Leadership and Peacebuilding (degree awarding)

This fellowship is available to young African women, particularly from conflict-affected contexts, interested in pursuing research, policy and practice careers in the field/s of peace, security and development and with an emphasis on leadership.

It includes post-graduate study at King’s College London on the MSc Global Leadership and Peacebuilding programme

To apply for this programme, applicants will need to create an account on the King’s website here and apply under the Peace and Security Fellowship Programme

In addition to applying to the above MSc programme, applicants need to make a separate application for the fellowship programme here.  

Learn more about the Fellowships for African Women in Leadership and Peacebuilding (degree-awarding) programme including the eligibility criteria, phases of the programme, terms and application process here

This link will lead you to a registration portal where you need to first register an account and login to the ALC application system before you see all the information you need about the programme.

How to Apply

Applicants to the MSc Programme must make individual successful applications to the Peace & Security Fellowship Programme through the King’s application portal here.

In addition to this, applications to the fellowship programme has to be made online at the following link: http://applications.africanleadershipcentre.org/. The deadline for applications by 23:59 hrs EAT, 29th May 2023.

2. Fellowships for African Women in Peace, Security and Development (non-degree awarding)

This award is available to young African Women in the early stages of their careers seeking to deepen their knowledge and experience in the fields of Leadership, Peace, Security and Development. 

It is a residential program based at the ALC in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn more about the Fellowships for African Women (non-degree awarding) programme including the eligibility criteria, phases of the programme, terms and how to apply here.

Applicants to this non-degree fellowship programme may also be considered for the Early Career Peace, Security and Development Fellowship. 

Please note that to apply for this non-degree programme you must use the above hyperlink, which will lead you to a registration portal.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted ONLINE at the following link where you need to create an account to apply: http://applications.africanleadershipcentre.org/ The deadline for applications is 23:59 hrs EAT, 29th May 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend face-to-face interviews at the ALC continental headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-June.

Before you begin your application, please take time to carefully go through the online application guidance available here.

Once the system leads you the registration portal, you need to create an account and login to the ALC application system to learn more about the programme and to make an application.

All supporting documents and applications should be submitted via the online portal. Please note that no email applications will be accepted.

If you are experiencing problems with the online application portal, please contact us at [email protected].

We encourage all applicants to submit their applications early to avoid delays and failure to submit because of technical challenges. 

Learn more about our ALC institutions in Nairobi here and at King’s College London here.


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