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Announcement: 2023/24 AERC PhD Scholarships for African Students

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is pleased to declare the initiation of the 2023/24 AERC PhD Scholarships. These scholarships are designed for applicants hailing from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African nations, aspiring to pursue studies at universities awarding degrees in Economics.

Empowering Local Professionals for Sub-Saharan Development
The core objective of these scholarships is to bolster the growth and progress of sub-Saharan Africa. This is achieved by providing comprehensive training to economics professionals who are based locally. The scholarships encompass support in crucial domains such as policy research and advanced graduate training.

Sponsorship by AERC
Sponsor(s): African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Type of Scholarship: Full Funding
The scholarship covers full funding for the successful candidates.

Host Institutions: Universities Across Africa
The host institutions for the program are reputable universities spread across the African continent.

Scholarship Value: Not Specified
The precise value of the scholarship is not explicitly specified.

Number of Awards: Multiple Scholarships Available
Several scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates.

Academic Level: Postgraduate (PhD) Studies
The scholarships cater to students pursuing postgraduate studies at the PhD level.

Eligibility Criteria for African Economic Research Consortium PhD Scholarships 2023
To be eligible for the AERC PhD Scholarships 2023, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

1. University Admission:
Applicants should have applied to and secured admission at any of the participating universities.

2. Academic Qualifications:
Candidates must have achieved at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or a related field from a recognized university.

3. Master’s Degree:
Applicants need to hold a Master’s degree (involving coursework and a thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related disciplines from a recognized university. The coursework should encompass areas such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods, and econometrics.

4. Relevant Publication:
Possessing at least one relevant publication in a refereed journal will be advantageous.

5. Engagement in Economic Domain:
Evidence of involvement in economic management, research, and/or training within the public sector will be considered favorably.

6. Encouraging Diversity:
Female candidates and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states, particularly those who are alumni of the AERC PhD Bridge Programme from the classes of 2017 and 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Participating Universities
The program is hosted by a consortium of esteemed universities including:

  • 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

Application Procedures
How to Apply:
Interested applicants for the African Economic Research Consortium PhD Scholarships should follow these steps:

  1. Submit applications for admission directly to the respective universities. The application procedures can be obtained from the universities’ official websites.
  2. Upon receiving an admission letter from a specific university, candidates should upload the following documents onto the AERC scholarship portal:
  • Application cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of admission at one of the participating universities
  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates.

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2023
The application deadline for these scholarships is August 31st, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your studies and contribute to Africa’s economic development.

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