The UNU-WIDER/AERC Visiting Scholars Program is intended to give qualified AERC network members the opportunity to undertake research on topics related to development and/or global economic issues, with special attention to African economies, to participate in UNU-WIDER activities, and to contribute to UNU-WIDER publications. It is also designed to complement the UNU-WIDER /AERC PhD Internship Program, by allowing doctoral thesis advisors to concurrently visit with their respective PhD students in the internship program.
Successful applicants are expected to
- have a post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in economics or a related discipline.
- have a sound research record.
- pursue research on development or global economic issues, with special attention to African economies.
- spend between 2-6 months at UNU-WIDER.
- interact with the academic staff at UNU-WIDER.
- prepare one or more papers to be considered for publication in the WIDER Working Paper series.
- present a seminar in their field of research.
- acknowledge UNU-WIDER's support when appropriate.
UNU-WIDER would provide a monthly stipend of 2,000 euros as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Developing country scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs.
There is no standard application form. Those interested in this program should submit to both AERC (e-mail:email@example.com) and UNU-WIDER (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- a written letter of application which includes the preferred period for the sabbatical.
- a research proposal, bearing in mind UNU-WIDER's current research focus, and
- a detailed curriculum vitae, including contact details and a list of publications.
Applications should be received by the 30 September each year (applications will not be assessed until after the closing date).
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