The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs.The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2019 (September – December) or Spring 2020 (January - May). 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 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, except in the case that they are directly referred by an EASST fellow. Researchers from quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. To read more about the fellowship and detailed application instructions, see the 2019 EASST Visiting Fellowship Announcement. The application deadline is: 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Friday, March 1st 2019.
2019 Research grant Competition
In Spring 2019, EASST will award grants for the evaluation of innovative interventions in East Africa. A total of $240,000 in research funding will be awarded across all projects. Researchers may request up to $50,000 in funding.
Research teams with two lead investigators – one from the CEGA affiliate network (or sponsored graduate students) and one from a research institution in East Africa – are invited to jointly develop a research proposal for consideration by EASST. Research teams may request funding for a new project or supplemental funding for an ongoing project. Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of researchers. Successful proposals 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 future evaluations. To read more about the competition and detailed application instructions, see theEASST Research Grant RFP 2019.
The application deadline is: 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Monday, April 1st 2019.
To read about projects awarded in the past, see the EASST evidence page, here.