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, researchers are based at the University of California, Berkeley during the Fall or Spring semester.
Our EASST fellows are able to audit courses, present research, attend seminars, develop curricula and design collaborative research projects. Fellows 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. To learn about the selected fellows, see the EASST Fellows page, here.
Research grant Competition
Each year, EASST invites pairs of researchers from the CEGA faculty network and East Africa to submit grant applications for the evaluation of innovative interventions in health, education, economic development, energy, and other sectors. Successful projects will achieve two primary goals: (i) creating new knowledge that will improve the design of development programs in East Africa, and; (ii) enhancing East African researchers’ skills and capacity to lead further evaluations.
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative hosted its fourth annual Research Grant Competition in Spring, 2016. EASST invites pairs of researchers from the CEGA faculty network and from East Africa to submit grant applications for the evaluation of innovative interventions in health, education, economic development, energy, and other sectors. Four awards totalling $200,000 were made to pairs of East African and CEGA researchers. To read more about the awarded projects, see the EASST evidence page, here.