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AERC/World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2020 Call for applications

AERC invites its network researchers and faculty to submit an expression of interest to participate in the AERC-World Bank visiting scholars programme. The fellowship programme will enable participants to spend time at the World Bank, work on their own research relevant to economic development in Africa, and to work with the World Bank’s researchers, especially those in the Africa Region.

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About African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Established in 1988, the African Economic Research Consortium is a capacity building institution to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. AERC has three primary components: research, training and policy outreach. The organization integrates economic policy research, postgraduate training and policy outreach within a network of researchers, universities and policy makers in Africa and worldwide. Research Programme The key components of the Research Programme are thematic and collaborative research projects, complemented by other capacity building initiatives. The programme appr... read more


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AERC-World Bank Research Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of AERC-World Bank Research Scholarship

  1. The visiting scholars program provides an opportunity for AERC researchers to visit the World Bank for four months, with a total of three researchers visiting every year.
  2. The visiting scholars will be expected to be part of the AFRCE team; attend AFRCE-led activities; benefit from capacity-building efforts being organized by AFRCE, including collaboration with scholars and peers doing analytical work on World Bank Regional Flagship Studies; interact with the World
    Bank’s researchers; fully utilize the World Bank’s resources

Requirements for AERC-World Bank Research Scholarship Qualification

  1. Must be an AERC researcher, including researchers from the AERC collaborative PhD programme CPP);
  2. Must have an active AERC research project at least at interim/post field stage or final research paper stage; and
  3. The research project must be pertinent to the research agenda of the World Bank Africa Region and imperatives for sustained African development.
  4. Must have completed a PhD programme.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for AERC-World Bank Research Scholarship

Visiting scholars will be selected from among AERC network members based on set guidelines including the World Bank’s policies and procedures.


Application Deadline

May 18, 2020


How to Apply

The expression of interest by applicants should include:

  1. A two-page statement of interest;
  2. A draft paper on a subject pertinent to the research agenda of the Africa region of the World Bank and imperatives facing African development;
  3. If the candidate teaches a relevant course, the curriculum/course materials that you would like to improve while visiting the World Bank; and
  4. Copy of your updated curriculum vitae.

Application packages must be emailed to the AERC Research Department ([email protected]).
Please submit your expression of interest on or before the 18 May 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

For more details, visit AERC website



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