2023 PEP/GEAI Africa Fellows in Education Program for African Students
The Africa Fellows in Education Program (AFE), co-organized by the Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI) and PEP, is now accepting expressions of interest from young African researchers who are passionate about enhancing the quality of education in their communities and are seeking additional support to achieve their goals.
Recipients of the Africa Fellows in Education Program will receive a research grant of $35,000 to support their research initiatives. In addition, the program will cover other expenses valued at up to $25,000, such as mentorship, study visits, conference travel, and workshops to disseminate research findings and provide training. These expenses will be covered directly by the program, allowing fellows to focus on their research and professional development without financial barriers.
The Yidan Prize-backed Africa Fellows in Education Program (AFE) offers a comprehensive two-year fellowship that equips fellows with research and policy development skills. Through the program, fellows gain access to cutting-edge research and analytical experiences, as well as international networks of researchers and policy advisers. The program is run in partnership with the Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI), making it a valuable opportunity for emerging education leaders in Africa to advance their careers while contributing to the advancement of education on the continent.
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 PEP/GEAI Africa Fellows in Education Program for African Students:
- Be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country;
- Have an MA or Ph.D. degree, preferably in Economics, education policy, social/public policy, development studies, or international development, with a strong focus on education. While a Ph.D. is not mandatory, GEAI encourages fresh Ph.D. graduates who can benefit from mentorship and additional training to become solid researchers;
- Be proficient in quantitative data analysis, with a strong knowledge of data analysis software such as R and Stata;
- Not be older than 35 years old;
- Demonstrate interest in education policy research and analysis;
- Have an affiliation at a research or higher education institution in a Sub-Saharan African country, and intend to do so for the foreseeable future;
- Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Procedure for 2023 PEP/GEAI Africa Fellows in Education Program for African Students (How to apply);
An interested applicant who wants to apply for the 2023 PEP/GEAI Africa Fellows in Education Program for African Students, should know that the applications will be assessed based on a number of factors, including prior preparation and the quality of the essay (see below). The expression of interest by the applicants should include:
- A two-page statement of interest;
- A two-page essay. In this essay, the applicant must think and write about a specific education problem in their home country and how such a problem could be scientifically evaluated using quantitative methods. The essay must be prepared in English;
- A detailed and updated CV with at least two (2) referees whom the selection committee can contact.
- STEP 1: Register on the PEP website and fill out all required information.
Your profile will be activated within 24 hours.??Your username is the email address that you use to register.
- STEP 2: Access your PEP account. Once your profile has been activated, you can access your PEP account by clicking on the Login button.
- STEP 3: Complete your “profile”: click on your name (top right corner of your PEP account page).
- STEP 4: Go to the menu under “My workspace” (top left corner) and click on “Submit a proposal”.
Once finished, to make sure that the submission was successful, return to your PEP account and click on “My Projects” (under “My workspace). Select the project and go to “Documents” to find or replace/update your document.
Application Deadline: May 21, 2023
For more information visit the official website