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African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Fellowships 2014/2015

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Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Announcement for PhD Fellowships 2014/2015
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 is 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 provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.

AERC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, through the National Treasury, seeks to build a pool of qualified Economists and Policy Analysts, through a Scholarship Programme for PhD in Economics.
The scholarship will be offered in collaboration with the following universities across the Region, with whom AERC has partnerships:
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Benin, Nigeria
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • University of Dar es Salaam
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire
To qualify, applicant must:
(a) Be a Kenyan citizen;
(b) Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner Universities;
(c) Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;
(d) 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 and quantitative methods;
Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective Universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective universities’ websites).
Upon receipt of an admission letter from specific university, the applicants shall submit their application for scholarship to AERC on [email protected] and attach a copy of the admission letter.
In addition, applicants shall attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts.
The deadline for applying for the scholarship is June 30, 2014.
For more information on AERC, you can visit our website onwww.aercafrica.org
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