2020 East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Visiting Fellowship for East Africans

Deadline: February 10, 2020.

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).


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Researchers from quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

4. Applicants to the EASST fellowship must have completed a PhD within the last 8 years, or be enrolled in a PhD program in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline.

5. In exceptional cases, the applicants will hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant field and have plans to pursue a PhD in the future.


During the fellowship period, visiting researchers will:

1. Participate in seminars and conferences on research in social and economic development;

2. Present their own research during seminars and workshops;

3. Engage in UC Berkeley coursework, such as a rigorous doctoral-level seminar in impact evaluation;

4. 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);

5. Meet and collaborate with faculty andstudents in multiple academic departments;

6. Visit and present at other CEGA campuses, including UC San Diego,UCLA,and/or Stanford University;

7. Design impact evaluation curricula that will be taught at an East African institution; and

8. Participate in policy dissemination by contributing to policy briefs, attending meetings with policymakers and stakeholders, and presenting at events.

OFFICIAL LINK: https://cega.berkeley.edu/announcements/easst2020/

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