AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 20243 – APPLY NOW!

This collaborative initiative between the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and The World Bank, Africa Region Chief Economist’s Office (AFRCE) aims to promote economic policy research in sub-Saharan Africa and strengthen the global linkages. AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program.

AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024
AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024

This post seeks to explore the background of the program, its items, fit criteria, application and chosen process, and the benefits it offers. Let’s delve into the details and discover how this program can open doors to exciting chances for African inspectors

AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024

The AERC and AFRCE have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a collaborative partnership. The AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program is a key component of this partnership. This program facilitates knowledge exchange, capacity building, and research collaboration between the two institutions.

Benefits of the Visiting Scholars Program

Participating in the AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program offers numerous advantages:

  • Access to resources: Scholars gain access to a wealth of information, datasets, research publications, and economic data available through the World Bank, empowering them to conduct robust research.
  • Networking opportunities: Scholars have the chance to connect with renowned inspectors.
  • , policymakers, and experts within the AERC and World Bank networks, facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration.
  • Publication support: The program offers assistance and tips in bringing out research findings, increasing scholars’ chances of contributing to academic journals and policy briefs.
  • Research grants: Scholars may have the chance to receive research grants to support their studies, providing financial assistance for data collection, fieldwork, and other research-related activities.
  • Career development: Participation in the program enhances scholars’ research skills, knowledge, and expertise, bolstering their career prospects as respected inspectors and policy advisors.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria to be fit for the AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program.

  • We encourage women to apply.

  • To be fit, candidates must be AERC inspectors.
  • Expected to have an active AERC research project either at the interim stage or post field stage or final research paper stage
  • All submitted research projects must be relevant to the agenda of the World Bank Africa Region.
  • Have a Ph.D. or pursue a Ph.D. in economics or field related.
  • Applicants must show a strong interest in embrace and espouse-relevant research.
  • Candidates should have a track record of research publications or reveal research potential.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are in demand for candidates.

Application Process for AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024

When applying for the Visiting Scholars Program, candidates must submit the following documents.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023



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