The CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship 2022 for early-career African social scientists.

Application Deadline:June 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM GMT.

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.

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.

The CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship complements CEGA’s in-person Visiting Fellowships under CEGA’s EASST Collaborative and Development Impact West Africa (DIWA), and non-resident fellows will benefit from engaging with EASST and DIWA in-person fellows throughout the 12 weeks and beyond. The CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship may serve as either a precursor or alternative to the EASST and DIWA in-person fellowships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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. 

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.

Questions? Please send any questions you have about the RFA or the submission process to Chelsea Downs at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship 2022

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