2016-2017 EASST Visiting Fellowship Program for Selected East African Social Scientists

Deadline: 31 March 2016

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) is currently inviting applications for its EASST Visiting Fellowship 2016-2017. The Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs.

Eligible Countries

Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Benefits

  • Small grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to fellows who return to their home institution, to hold trainings in impact evaluation, build institutional capacity, and/or to forge new linkages with government policymakers.
  • The fellowship program will cover room and board, health insurance, monthly stipend, visa fees, and roundtrip economy air travel for the selected fellow.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates for all EASST programs must:

  • Be a resident of an EASST country (mentioned above).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have participated in or have familiarity with impact evaluation research (either randomized or quasi-experimental studies).
  • Have participated in field-based data collection and rigorous empirical research/analysis.
  • Be computer literate, fluent in English, and a strong public speaker.
  • Plan to return to a research institute in East Africa for at least 1 year after the fellowship.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application through the given website and please ensure that all supporting documentation is submitted in English:

  • Personal Statement:
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Transcript
  • Research Proposal:
  • Employer Letter
  • Letter of recommendation

For more information, Please visit Fellowship Program 2016.