The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) is inviting applications for East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship at the University of California Berkeley. The application deadline is 31st March 2016.

Brief Description: The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of social or economic development projects in East Africa. During a four-month fellowship in the Fall (August-December 2016) or Spring (January-May 2017) semester, researchers will be based at the University of California, Berkeley. Selected fellows will be able to audit courses, present research, attend seminars, develop curricula and design collaborative research projects. Fellows will receive a living stipend, round-trip economy class air travel to Berkeley, CA, and the opportunity to receive seed funding promote impact evaluation at their home institution in East Africa.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates for all EASST programs must:
-Be a resident of an EASST country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda;
-Have a PhD or Master’s degree (completed within the last 8 years) or be enrolled in a graduate program in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline;
-Hold a staff position at a research institution, university or other organization in East Africa, preferably one that supports policy-relevant, quantitative social science research;
-Have participated in or have familiarity with impact evaluation research (either randomized or quasi-experimental studies);
-Have participated in field-based data collection and rigorous empirical research/analysis;
-Be computer literate, fluent in English, and a strong public speaker;
-Plan to return to a research institute in East Africa for at least 1 year after the fellowship.

Award Includes: Fellows will receive a living stipend, round-trip economy class air travel to Berkeley, CA, and the opportunity to receive seed funding promote impact evaluation at their home institution in East Africa. The fellowship program will cover room and board, health insurance, monthly stipend, visa fees, and roundtrip economy air travel for the selected fellow. CEGA staff will provide mentorship not only throughout the semester, but also once the scholar returns home. Please note that the fellowship does NOT include financial provisions or support for any additional family members or spouses. Upon completing the fellowship, scholars are expected to return to a university or research institute in East Africa and assume a leading role in the global effort to use rigorous evaluation and evidence for economic development. Small grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to fellows who return to their home institution, to hold trainings in impact evaluation, build institutional capacity, or to forge new linkages with government policymakers.

Study Program: This is a four-month fellowship program for researchers at the University of California Berkeley.

Study Major: The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of social or economic development projects in East Africa.

Host Organization: University of California, Berkeley campus, USA

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda).

Governing Body: East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST), USA

Application Procedure: The mode of application is online.

Submission Deadline: The last date to apply is 31st March 2016.

For more details visit the official site.