Under this program, Visiting Fellowships for African scholars working in universities in the eastern and southern African region will be funded annually.
The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance teaching and research capacity in environmental economics and to help sustain the staff development that has occurred in the past decade and to contribute to creating an environment in which retention of staff within participating departments is enhanced.
Individuals as well as participating departments are eligible to apply for the fellowships.
University departments and research centers with existing or planning to introduce training and research programs in the field of environmental economics and policy analysis may apply for hosting a visiting fellow supported by this fellowship program.
In the case of institutions wishing to apply to host a fellow, a letter from the institution motivating the purpose of using the fellowship applied for and benefits accruing to the individual involved and the home and host institutions will be expected.
This Visiting Fellowship program provides financial support of up to USD$25,000.00 per annum in total for a full 9 months residency period.
However, applications can be made for any appropriate length of residency with a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months period.
Expenses covered include a round trip air travel as well as an all inclusive stipend of US$2,000.00 per month.
(An amount of US$2,500.00 will be paid to the African host institution as contribution towards office space and other overheads in support of the fellow's residency (access to internet, computer, secretarial support, stationary etc).
Applications are received anytime and successful candidates will be notified as early as possible.
If applications are received before February every year, successful applicants can start the fellowship as early as April that year.