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SA dominates next-generation African social scientist winners

Researchers based in South Africa make up the majority of the winners in the latest round of a funding programme that aims to train the continent’s next generation of social scientists.

The Social Science Research Council announced the 36 winners of its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programme on 22 July. The programme is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Of the winners, 18 are based in South Africa, followed by seven in Nigeria, five in Kenya, and four in Uganda. Ghana and Tanzania host one winner each. 

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