The Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI)/ DevLab is pleased to announce the PDRI-DevLab Visiting Fellowship program for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa interested in deepening their skills in quantitative social science, collaborative research projects, and building their academic networks.

The Fellowship is a semester-long program at the University of Pennsylvania implemented with technical assistance from the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Penn Development Research Initiative and DevLab

Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: All levels

Nationality: Africans

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The fellowship aims at building capacity for rigorous research on pressing policy challenges facing low- and middle-income countries, by providing training and research opportunities for emerging researchers. Visiting fellows will have the opportunity to audit doctoral-level classes, carry out independent research, present their research, receive mentorship from faculty, and launch collaborative research partnerships with Penn faculty and graduate students.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the PDRI-DevLab Visiting Fellowship Program, applicants must meet the following specific requirements:

  • Be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country (following the World Bank regional classification for Sub-Saharan Africa) and be fluent in English.
  • Have completed a PhD within the last 8 years, or be enrolled in a PhD program in political science, economics, statistics, sociology, education, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline.
  • Have a current affiliation with a research institution, university or other research organization in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research.
  • Plan to return to a research institute in Sub-Saharan Africa after the fellowship.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Costs of room and board in Philadelphia.
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly stipend
  • Visa fees
  • Round trip economy airfare
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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the PDRI-DevLab Visiting Fellowship 2023 are to complete their online application by the application deadline. Applicants are to submit the following required documents:

  • Personal Statement (1 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Research Proposal
  • Evidence of Leave Approval.
  • Transcript of any coursework completed.
  • Names of two references
  • Working paper or publication (optional)

Application Deadline: 13th December 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

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