Application Deadline: March 26 2014
The EASST Visiting Scholar Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. During a four-month fellowship, researchers will be based at the University of California Berkeley. Fellows may visit either during the Fall semester (from August 20-December 20, 2014) or the Spring semester (from January 20-May 20, 2015).
- Room and board in Berkeley,
- Health insurance,
- Monthly stipend,
- Visa fees, and
- Roundtrip air travel.
- Small grants of up to $8,000 will be provided to scholars who return to their home institution, to hold trainings in impact evaluation, build institutional capacity, or to forge new linkages with government policymakers.
Eligible candidates for all EASST programs must:
- Be a resident of an East African country participating in EASST (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda);
- Have participated in field-based data collection and rigorous empirical techniques/analysis;
- Have participated in or have familiarity with impact evaluation research (either randomized or quasi-experimental studies);
- Hold a staff position at a research institution, university or other organization in East Africa, preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research;
- Be computer literate, fluent in English, and a strong public speaker;
- Have a PhD or Master’s degree (completed within the last 8 years) or be enrolled in a graduate program in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline;
- Plan to return to a research institute in East Africa for at least 1 year after the fellowship; and
- Demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of African research institutions/universities.