Call for Application – AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) invites its network researchers and faculty to submit an expression of interest to participate in the AERC-World Bank visiting scholars program.

The fellowship programme will enable participants to spend time at the World Bank, work on their own research relevant to economic development in Africa, and to work with the World Bank’s researchers to develop, especially those in the Africa Region.

The visiting scholars program provides an opportunity for AERC researchers to visit the World Bank for four months, with a total of three researchers visiting every year. Visiting scholars will be selected from among AERC network members based on set guidelines including the World Bank’s policies and procedures. The objectives of the collaboration are to

  • enhance AERC’s capacity to boost economic policy research in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • help strengthen AERC’s global linkages in areas of economic policy, academic research, and graduate training;
  • deepen and broaden the policy impact of both AERC and AFRCE and 
  • to enhance the skills and output (especially publications and courses) of individual African researchers by providing access to wider and better information, network and economic research and data accessible via the World Bank. 


Qualified applicants for the AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024:

  • Must be an AERC researcher, including researchers from the AERC collaborative PhD  programme CPP);
  • Must have an active AERC research project at least at interim/post field stage or final research paper stage; and
  • The research project must be pertinent to the research agenda of the World Bank Africa Region, and imperatives for sustained African development.  
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Application Process

The expression of interest by applicants should include:

  • Copy of updated curriculum vitae
  • A two-page statement of interest;
  • A draft paper on a subject pertinent to the research agenda of the Africa region of the World Bank   and imperatives facing African development; and
  • If he/she teaches a relevant course, the curriculum/course materials that he/she would like to improve while visiting the World Bank.

To apply for AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024, click here

Deadline: June 30, 2023.

For more information on AERC-World Bank Visiting Scholars Program 2024, visit the official site.

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