The 2023/24 Africa Fellowship in Education Program

The Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI), in collaboration with PEP, invites young African researchers who are motivated to work on educational improvement and could benefit from additional support to submit an expression of interest in the Africa Fellows in Education Program.

An indispensable element of successful long-term economic development is a skilled population.  However, the major problem in many developing countries, particularly in Africa, is the low quality of education. 

The Africa Fellows in Education Program (AFE) aims to address this local capacity gap and improve education decision-making across Sub-Saharan Africa. AFE will support a network of local policy fellows with enhanced skills in evaluating existing educational research, developing and using performance data to make better decisions, and introducing rigorous evidence into the decision-making process.  Having a network of highly competent researchers across a region both reinforces the value of using systematic evidence in decision-making and supports broad improvement in policies. Local expert researchers will also form a constituency for expanding and improving the assessment structures in each country.

The program enables the fellows to participate in a two-year research and policy development fellowship that introduces them to relevant research and analytical experiences and to international networks of researchers and policy advisers. They will also become active in outreach to policymakers and civil society actors and advocate for sound, analytically based local policies.

Duration: 24 Months

Benefits

  • The fellowship will cover
  • $35K research (cash) grant.
  • Mentorship,
  • Study visits,
  • Allowance for conference travel, and
  • In-country workshops to share research findings.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Fellows in Education Program, applicants must: 

  • Be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country; 
  • Have an MA or Ph.D.  degree, preferably in Economics, education policy, social/public policy, development studies or international development, with a strong focus on education.
  • While a Ph.D. is not mandatory, GEAI encourages fresh Ph.D. graduates who can benefit from mentorship and additional training to become solid researchers; 
  • Be proficient in quantitative data analysis, with a strong knowledge of data analysis software such as R and Stata;  
  • Not be older than 35 years old; 
  • Demonstrate interest in education policy research and analysis;
  • Qualified females are highly welcome to apply.
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Application Process

The expression of interest by the applicants should include:  

  • A two-page statement of interest; 
  • A two-page essay.
  • A detailed and updated CV with at least two (2) referees whom the selection committee can contact.  

To apply for The 2023/24 Africa Fellowship in Education Program, click here

Deadline: May 21, 2023.

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