The United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) is based in Helsinki Finland.
AERC's mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
The UNU-WIDER/AERC Visiting Scholars Program is intended to give qualified AERC network members the opportunity to undertake research on topics related to development and/or global economic issues, with special attention to African economies, to participate in UNU-WIDER activities, and to contribute to UNU-WIDER publications.
It is also designed to complement the UNU-WIDER /AERC PhD Internship Program, by allowing doctoral thesis advisors to concurrently visit with their respective PhD students in the internship program.
Successful applicants are expected to:
UNU-WIDER would provide a monthly stipend of 2,000 euros as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Developing country scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs.
For more information and scholarship application, see; UNU-WIDER/AERC Visiting Scholars Website
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