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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).
The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Upon completing the fellowship, scholars are expected to return to a university or research institute in East Africa and assume a leading role in promoting the use of rigorous evidence in economic development.
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.
Launched in 2009, the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative is a multi-institution research network with a mission to promote rigorous evaluation of social and economic development programs in East Africa. The network is administered by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley.
Apply by February 10, 2020
See the EASST Fellowship webpage for the full request for applications and more about the opportunity, including fellowship activities, an estimated timeline, eligibility, selection criteria and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.