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CEGA Resident Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley 2022/2023 for Early-career African Scientists

Applications are open for the CEGA Resident Fellowship 2022/2023 for Early-career African social scientists!

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Application Deadline: 7th March 2022

About CEGA Resident Fellowship: The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) invites researchers from East Africa and Anglophone West Africa interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation and implementation science to apply for a four-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2022  (August – December) or Spring 2023  (January – May) academic semester.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: To be eligible, researchers must be a national of an East or Anglophone West African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon) who hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in one of these countries.  If currently enrolled in a PhD program outside the African continent, scholars may complete their PhD before their return. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD, except in the case that they are directly referred by a EASST or DIWA fellow.

Eligible Countries: nationals of East or Anglophone West African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon).

To be Taken at (Country): University of California, Berkeley

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value & Duration of Award: CEGA Non-Resident Fellows will be engaged remotely for 12 weeks, at about 15-20 hours per week. Fellows will receive a stipend to support their internet data costs and their time spent on the fellowship. CEGA Non-Resident Fellows will be considered a member of the East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) network. They will also be invited to join the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA), an association of African scholars seeking to advance decision-focused impact evaluation of development programs through capacity building, evidence generation and policy outreach.

How to Apply: To respond to the 2022-2023 CEGA Visiting Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA), please submit the following information and documents through this Submittable portal by Monday, March 7, at 5 pm GMT:

  1. Personal Statement (1 page): Please describe your personal motivations for applying to the CEGA Visiting Fellowship–of all fellowships available to you, why are you particularly interested in this program? What do you hope to accomplish during the semester and beyond?
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume 
  3. Transcript of any coursework completed within at least the last 5 years (i.e. your scores or grades from university courses). Scanned copy is acceptable.
  4. Research Proposal: Not to exceed 2 pages. Refer to Appendix A “Instructions for Research Proposal” and Appendix B “Research Proposal Example” below. During the fellowship, you should work on the proposal you have submitted, unless you decide to change it (with agreement from CEGA staff and your mentor).
  5. Evidence of Leave Approval from the applicant’s supervisor or department chair demonstrating support and certifying that, if the applicant is selected, he/she will be able to take a 4-month leave of absence.
  6. Letters of Recommendation (2 required, 1 optional):
    1. Required: One academic letter that describes the applicant’s research capacity, quantitative skills, and qualifications for the CEGA fellowship. Please use the provided recommendation template (Appendix C).
    2. Required: One letter from a government agency or policy maker indicating the fellows past policy engagement or engagement potential.  Please use the provided recommendation template (Appendix D).
    3. If you are applying with only a master’s degree (not currently working towards a PhD), you must submit a reference letter from a former EASST or DIWA fellow to apply.  Please use the provided recommendation template (Appendix E).
    4. OPTIONAL: You may attach one working paper or publication.

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