Apply: CEGA Visiting Fellows Programme

Deadline: 07 March, 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022–2023 Centre for Effective Global Action (CEGA) Visiting Fellows Programme.

The programme is designed to empower low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scholars to generate rigorous evidence on economic development in their home countries and regions.


  • After successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible to receive ‘catalyst grants’ of $5,000–$7,500 to administer trainings in impact evaluation methods and work to build institutional capacity to conduct rigorous evaluations, as well as pilot research grants of $10,000 to continue working on impact evaluation research
  • They will also be able to apply for larger research grants of up to $75,000 to conduct an impact evaluation that answers a pressing economic development question in East or West Africa
  • All fellows will be sponsored to attend CEGA’s annual Africa Evidence Summit, a dissemination event held in a different East or West African country each summer


  • Be a national of an East African or Anglophone West African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon) and fluent in English
  • Have a PhD within the last eight years, or be enrolled in a PhD programme in Economics, Statistics, Epidemiology/Public Health, or another social science discipline (in exceptional cases, applicant will hold a master’s degree in a relevant field and have plans to pursue a PhD in the future)
  • Have a current affiliation with a research institution, university or other research organisationa in East or West Africa, preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research
  • Plan to return to a research institute in East or West Africa after the fellowship
  • If currently enrolled in a PhD programme outside the African continent, scholars may complete their PhD before their return

To apply and for more information, click here.

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