Fully funded EAAST 2020/21 Visiting Fellowships at the University of California Berkeley in the USA. The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative opens application researchers interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley. This project will complete during Fall 2020 (August- December) or Spring 2021 (January – May).
The incumbent will perform the following tasks
- Participate in seminars and conferences on research in social and economic development.
- Present their own research during seminars and workshops.
- Also, engage in UC Berkeley coursework, such as a rigorous doctoral-level seminarian 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 and students 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
- Furthermore, participate in policy dissemination by contributing to policy briefs, attending meetings with policymakers and stakeholders, and presenting at events.
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative fully funded visiting fellowship 2020/2021 covers the cost of airfare, health insurance, visa charge as well as accommodation in the USA. In addition to that, the successful appointee will receive a stipend to cover other costs like transportation, physical health, hygiene, etc.
Candidates must have the following requirements to participate in this fully funded visiting fellowships program in the USA
- Nationality of an East African country (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, or Uganda);
- Completion of Ph.D. within the last 8 years, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline(in exceptional cases. Similarly, the applicants must hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant field and have plans to pursue a Ph.D. 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 institution in East Africa after the fellowship. If currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program outside the African continent, scholars may complete their Ph.D. before their return.
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