EASST Visiting Fellowship, A Fellowship for East African Scholars in USA

The Applications for EASST Visiting Fellowship are now accepted. The fellowship is specially open to researchers from East African Countries. The successful fellows are expected to do a 4 month visiting research at the University of California Berkeley. During the the program his or her will be supported with funding for relevant expenses. To apply, the application form must be submitted no later than April 1, 2019.

Fellowship Description
The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. During a four-month fellowship, researchers will be based at the University of California Berkeley. Fellows may visit either during the fall semester.

Award Value
The selected values will receive the benefits as follow: support during the semester and once the scholar returns home. The fellowship program will pay for room and board in Berkeley, health insurance, monthly stipend, visa fees, and roundtrip air travel. CEGA staff will provide mentorship not only throughout the semester, but also once the scholar returns home. Small grants of up to $8,000 will be provided to scholars who return to their home institution, to hold trainings in impact evaluation, build institutional capacity, or to forge new linkages with government policy makers.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the field that related to economic development.

Place of Study
At the University of California Berkeley, USA

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be eligible to this scholarship, the candidates must meet the criteria as follow;

  • Have a PhD or Master’s degree 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; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of African research institutions/ universities.

Applicants’ Nationality
Students from East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda) are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
The application form can be submitted online. Please provide a research proposal of no more than 2 pages along with the fellowship application. Further detail description can be seen at the application link below.

Submission Deadline
April 1, 2019.

Website and Application Link



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