2019 UNU- WIDER SA-TIED Young Scholars Programme for South Africans
Deadline: September 27, 2019.
The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), together with its partners, now invites interested participants to apply for the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) Young Scholars programme.
The Young Scholars programme supports the research careers of promising current and future Master’s-level university students based in South Africa. You are expected to submit a research proposal as a part of your application based on your Master’s thesis research or an independent research project. Your proposal is expected to align thematically with at least one of the SA-TIED work streams. If accepted to the programme, you will work with top academics and policy officials in your field to develop and complete an original research project.
1. The Young Scholars programme supports the research careers of promising current and future Master’s-level university students based in South Africa.
2. You are expected to submit a research proposal as a part of your application based on your Master’s thesis research or an independent research project. Your proposal is expected to align thematically with at least one of the SA-TIED work streams.
Selected Young Scholars are expected to:
1 Attend the kick-off workshop in Pretoria on Saturday 7 December 2019, to present
work-in-progress towards your final research paper or Master’s thesis to other young
scholars and research experts in attendance.
2 Be available to present your thesis or final paper, in poster format, at a
dissemination event tentatively planned for May 2020. You will receive a separate
invitation to this event if you are selected to present.
3 Convert a main element of your thesis or final paper into a working paper (of about
8,000 words) by July 2020. This working paper, which needs to satisfy a set of quality
requirements, will be published as a part of the SA-TIED Young Scholars Working
Paper Series and will be available open access on the SA-TIED website.
For successful proposals:
1 Selected Young Scholars will sign a contract with UNU-WIDER.
2 The contract will include an honorarium of US$600 payable upon submission of
the finalized working paper of sufficient quality to merit publication as a SA-TIED
Young Scholars paper. The costs for attending Young Scholars related meetings and
activities will be borne by UNU-WIDER in accordance with the UNU travel policy and
are subject to prior approval of the UNU-WIDER Director.
To apply, please submit the following documents through the online portal which can be accessed here.
1 Maximum 2-page CV
2 Maximum 2-page research proposal and the name and contact details of your
supervisor or another academic reference. You are expected to identify which of
the thematic work streams of SA-TIED your project relates to in your application, so
familiarize yourself with different work streams on the programme website.