African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Fellowships – 2014/2015
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is offering PhD fellowships in the field of Economics. Applicant must be a Kenyan citizen and have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner Universities. Applicants must have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university. Application should be submitted till June 30, 2014.
Study Course(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Economics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at any one of the partner Universities.
Scholarship Sponsor: The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and Government of Kenya
Scholarship can be taken at: Scholarship will be offered in collaboration with the following universities across the Region, with whom AERC has partnerships: University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University of Benin, Nigeria, University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. University of Nairobi, Kenya, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire.
Eligibility Check: To qualify, applicant must:
-Be a Kenyan citizen;
-Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner Universities;
-Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in 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 and quantitative methods;
Scholarship Open for International Students: Kenyan citizens can apply for these PhD fellowships.
Scholarship Description: 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.
Applying: 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 training-at-aercafrica.org 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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2014.