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Call for applications: Peace and Security in Nigeria (PASiN)

NW 1NigeriaWatch, IFRA, and the Institute of African Studies have teamed to conduct a 5- days training (13-17 March 2023) workshop on the methodological challenges of violence studies in Nigeria.

Examples include: Writing a paper on conflicts with Vitus Ukoji Nwankwo (Nigeria Watch Coordinator) and Dr. Victor Chinedu Eze (Nigeria Watch Information retrieval Specialist); and Dr. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos' Five Golden Rules to Study Conflicts presentation (Scientific Director).

Participants (20 max.) will get a deeper understanding of Nigeria's security concerns as well as new methodological skills, such as how to generate statistics, interpret data, and write articles.


Participants who complete the five days of training will receive a diploma at the conclusion of the program attesting to their participation. A selected number of participants will also be invited to carry out a research project on violence in Nigeria.

Applicants must submit:


-a CV

-a short cover letter (1 and a half page max.) presenting academic background and interest in working for this specific Workshop.

Essential information:


Deadline for applications: February the 1st, 2023.


Required qualifications: Being a master’s student or having already obtained at least a master’s degree in any topic pertaining to social and/or human sciences.

Students have to bring their laptop and will be  given  passwords  to  access  the Nigeria Watch data. The selection will be organized by the department of African Studies.


Send your application by email to this email address:


Dr. Molatokunbo Seunfunmi Olutayo (IAS): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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