2021 Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) Non-Resident Fellowship

Deadline: June 21, 2021.

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)invites researchers interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation to apply for a 12-weekNon-Resident fellowshipto be completed starting July 19,2021.Selected researchers will have a chance to remotely audit courses at Berkeley or other universities, develop skills in impact evaluation,have access to a personalized mentorship program to develop their research ideas, and build their research networks.

The CEGANon-Resident Fellowship seeks to equip early career African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Selected researchers will have a chance to remotely audit courses at Berkeley or other universities,develop skills in impact evaluation, and have access to a personalized mentorship program to develop their research ideas. Each non-residentfellow will be paired with afaculty mentoraffiliated with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a research centerbased at UC Berkeley.


Applicants to the non-resident fellowship program must:

  1. Be a national of East or West Africa (includes Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Somalia)
  2. Have completed a Master’s degree within the last 10 years in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline; or be pursuing a PhD; or have completed PhD in last 10 years.
  3. Have a current affiliation with a research institution, university or other research organization in Africa, preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research


Fellows will receive a stipend to support their internet data costs and their time spent on the fellowship.


Successful candidates must:

  1. Demonstrate strong analytic skills, with past coursework in economics or statistics
  2. Have participated in or have familiarity with impact evaluation research(either randomized or quasi-experimental studies),policy analysis, and micro-level field data collection.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to and experience with engaging policy-makers and implementing bodies and disseminating research findings
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of African research institutions/universities
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to institutionalizing rigorous evidence within their institution
  6. Submit a clear and innovative research proposal to evaluate a specific public policy or program in Africa, using a randomized controlled trial or quasi-experimental methodologies
  7. Be computer literate, fluent in English and a strong public speaker.


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