The AERC PhD Fellowship is now accepting applications from candidates around the Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries.
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa.
The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent are built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally-based professional economists. AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through the provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.
AERC wishes to announce the 2024/2025 PhD scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities:
AERC PhD Fellowship Eligible Countries.
|University of Cape Town, South Africa
|University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
|University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
|University of Nairobi, Kenya
|University of Ibadan, Nigeria
|University of Benin, Nigeria
|University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
|University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
|Félix Houphouet-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire
AERC PhD Fellowship Qualifications and Requirements:
To qualify for the AERC PhD Fellowship, an applicant must:
- Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CPP universities;
- Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field from an accredited university;
- Have a Masters degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods and econometrics;
- Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage;
- Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage; and
- Female applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (especially the AERC PhD Bridge Programme alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to apply.
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How to Apply for AERC PhD Fellowship 2024/2025.
Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website).
Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall upload the following documents to the AERC PhD Fellowship scholarship portal https://training.aercafrica.org/admissionnew
- Application cover letter;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above; and
- Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.
The deadline for applying for the AERC PhD Fellowship scholarship is August 31, 2024.