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CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship 2021 for Early-career African social scientists

Applications are open for the CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship 2021 for Early-career African social scientists

Application Deadline: 21st June 2021 at 5 pm GMT

About the Award: The CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship seeks to equip early career African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Selected researchers will have a chance to remotely audit courses at Berkeley or other universities, develop skills in impact evaluation, and have access to a personalized mentorship program to develop their research ideas. Each fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor affiliated with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a research center based at UC Berkeley.  A list of CEGA faculty affiliates is available online here. CEGA staff and PhD students will provide additional mentorship during the fellowship.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: To be eligible, researchers must be East or West African nationals (see full list under eligibility in RFA) who hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in Africa and have completed a Master’s degree within the last 10 years in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline. 

Eligible Countries: East or West African countries

To be Taken at (Country): Online

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: Please carefully review the full-length RFA before preparing your submission package. Submit your application here by 5:00 PM GMT on June 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM GMT.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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