EASST Fellow, Dr. Kizito Omala, was recently featured on CEGA's Blog, speaking about the influential role of his background in teaching and his work to adapt Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), a proven education program, for students in Uganda. In the post, Dr. Omala also touches on the impact of the EASST fellowship, "I am completely different since the fellowship. I can see that EASST has widened my network and improved my teaching methods." Read the full post here.
On January 22nd the EASST Collaborative announced its 2018-2019 Visiting Fellowship Application.
With a network of 21 fellows already, the Fellowship seeks to continue equipping 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 (Fall 2018 or Spring 2019) based at UC Berkeley, fellows will audit courses, present research, attend economic development seminars, develop curricula, and design collaborative research projects.
To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, or Uganda) and hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in East Africa. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD. Researchers from economics, epidemiology, statistics, and other quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply.
This year, we will give preference to researchers interested in infectious diseases, agriculture, and digital financial inclusion. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply.
Please see the EASST 2018 Visiting Fellowship Announcement, for more information and detailed application instructions.