The Next Generation Social Sciences Program builds and cultivates partnerships across universities and research institutes in support of its activities.
The program currently features a management office at the University of Ghana, Legon, led by Professor Akosua Adomako and Professor Albert Awedoba and their team at the Institute of African Studies. The institute regularly hosts and runs skill-building workshops for the program’s yearly cohort of fellows.
Makerere University, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Witswatersrand Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) also partner with the Next Generation Social Sciences Program, contributing expertise and hosting workshops in support of fellows’ development.
Additionally, yearly fellowship cohorts for the program are determined by a peer-reviewed selection process informed by a network of over sixty researchers based in African universities.
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program is funded by the Higher Education and Libraries in Africa Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York.