African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is announcing for PhD Fellowships 2021/2022! Apply now!

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa and since then AERC has brought rigour and evidence to economic policy making in Africa through research, training and policy outreach. The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists. AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training. The key components of the Research Programme are thematic and collaborative research projects, complemented by other capacity building initiatives. The programme approach aims to improve technical skills of local researchers, allow for regional determination of research priorities and strengthen national economic policy research institutions.

AERC wishes to announce the 2021/2022 Ph.D. scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities:

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Benin, Nigeria
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • Felix Houphouet-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire

 Benefits

  • AERC was deliberately designed to foster both the independence of the research agenda and the accountability of resource management.
  • The research program approach aims to improve the technical skills of local researchers, allow for regional determination of research priorities and strengthen national economic policy research institutions. To know more please visit the official website.

 Eligibilities

To qualify, the applicants must:

  • Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP universities;
  • Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from an accredited university;
  • Have a Masters degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics;
  • Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage; and
  • Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (especially the AERC PhD Bridge Programme alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to apply.

Eligible Regions: Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website). Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall send the following documents to AERC on jfe@aercafrica.org and copy training@aercafrica.org.

  • Application cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above; and
  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.

To start the application please click on Apply Now.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021 (31 Days Remaining)APPLY NOW OFFICIAL LINK

 For Further Querie

For further queries please visit the official website.

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