EASST Visiting Fellowship 2020/2021 for East African social scientists (Fully Funded to University of California, USA)

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Application Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites researchers interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2020 (August- December) or Spring 2021 (January – May).

To be eligible, researchers must be East African nationals who hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, or South Sudan. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD, except in the case that they are directly referred by an EASST fellow.

Requirements:

To be eligible, researchers must be East African nationals who hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda,Burundi, or South Sudan.Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD, except in the case that they are directly referred by an EASST fellow.

Researchers from quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. 2 of the 4 fellowship slots are reserved for researchers in studying infectious disease with a rigorouseconomics and implementation science lens, while the other 2 slots are available for researchers interested in any topic in development economics (agriculture, financial inclusion, etc.).

Be a nationalof an East African country (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan,or Uganda);

Have completed a PhD within the last 8 years,or be enrolled in a PhDprogram in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline(in exceptional cases, the applicants will hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant fieldand have plansto pursue a PhD in the future. These cases will require a direct referral by aformerEASST fellow);

Have a current affiliation with a research institution, university or other research organization in East Africa,preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research;

Plan to return to a research institute in East Africa after the fellowship.If currently enrolled in a PhD program outside the African continent,scholars may complete their PhD before their return

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES

During the fellowship period, visiting researchers will:

Participate in seminars and conferences on research in social and economic development;

Present their own research during seminars and workshops;

Engage in UC Berkeley coursework, such as a rigorous doctoral-level seminar in impact evaluation;

Carry out an independent research project under the mentorship of a CEGA faculty member (projects can use existing data for retrospective analysis or set-up a study design for future data collection);

Meet and collaborate with faculty andstudents in multiple academic departments;

Visit and present at other CEGA campuses, including UC San Diego,UCLA,and/or Stanford University;

Design impact evaluation curricula that will be taught at an East African institution; and

Participate in policy dissemination by contributing to policy briefs, attending meetings with policymakers and stakeholders, and presenting at events.

Researchers from quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. The request for application for the 2020-2021 cohort of EASST fellows will be open until 9:00 am U.S. Pacific Time on Monday, February 10, 2020. Eligible applicants are invited to apply following the directions in the Request for Applications (see orange button), which contains details on the fellowship activities, selection criteria, and forms for submission. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EASST Visiting Fellowship 2020/2021

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