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The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Successful researchers will be invited during Fall 2018 (September – December), or Spring 2019 (January – May).
EASST fellows are able to audit courses, present research, attend seminars, develop curricula and design collaborative research projects. Each Visiting Fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor affiliated with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). Fellows receive a living stipend, round-trip economy class air travel to Berkeley, CA, and the opportunity to receive seed funding promote impact evaluation at their home institution in East Africa.
- Be a resident of an East African country (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda);
- Have a PhD (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 (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; and
- Demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of African research institutions/universities.
Preference will be given to fellows interested in infectious diseases, agriculture, and digital financial inclusion and to fellows who have already completed a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a relevant field of study.
Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: March 30, 2018 (11:59 pm PDT)