2018 Study In Italy: UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship For African Researchers

2018 Study In Italy: UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship For African Researchers.

Applications are currently ongoing for the UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship for African Researchers, fully-funded to Florence, Italy. Interested students should see the details below.

The visiting fellow will work with Transfer Project researchers on a joint research project using data from impact evaluations from one or more of the following countries: Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, and Lesotho.

 

The researcher will work on one research paper together with Transfer Project researchers and, where appropriate, the country evaluation team. The researcher will spend 2-3 weeks in residence with a senior Transfer Project researcher (at UNICEF in Florence, FAO in Rome, or at a university in the United States) to identify the paper topic, timeline and work plan, and to build the analysis datasets.

The researcher will then return to his/her home base and continue the collaboration long-distance. The final paper will be published in the OoR Working Paper Series and/or be submitted to an academic journal. The paper can serve as a dissertation chapter if agreed upon beforehand and if co-authorship is acceptable.

In addition, fellows will be encouraged to attend Transfer Project annual workshops (and supported financially for travel-related costs to do so) and identify opportunities to present joint work at academic conferences as appropriate.

UNICEF’s Office of Research (OoR) is currently seeking applications for an African researcher to engage in joint research with staff under the auspices of the Transfer Project.

Scholarship Type:

Research, Fellowship

Eligible Countries:

African countries

Host Countries:

Florence Italy, FAO in Rome Italy, or a university in the United States.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

  • UNICEF seek a junior researcher, either an advanced PhD student at the dissertation stage, or an early career academic (PhD earned within last 5 years) in economics, agricultural economics, demography, public health or public policy.
  • The candidate must have strong microeconomic and quantitative analysis skills, be conversant in modern impact evaluation techniques, be fluent in STATA and able to communicate in the English language.
  • While substantive field is open, we seek applicants whose interests lie in topics covered by the evaluation data that we have available—survey instruments can be found at the Transfer Project website under country pages.

Award Benefits:

The OoR will pay for round-trip economy class travel to in residence research location and per diem to cover room and board, and will provide an honorarium of $5000

Programme Duration:

2-3 weeks

How to Apply for the UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship:

Please send a writing sample, CV and detailed cover letter indicating how you qualify for the Fellowship, your experience in quantitative analysis of household survey data, and your likely area of interest informed by a review of Transfer Project topics and questionnaires, to:

florencerecruitment@unicef.org with ‘Transfer Project Africa Fellowship’ in the subject line and with cc to
tmpalermo@unicef.org. For more information please contact Dr. Tia Palermo (tmpalermo@unicef.org)).

Closing date for applications is July 24, 2018.

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