png 20240502 230508 0000 - The PEP African Fellows in Education Program 2024/25- Apply Now!

The PEP African Fellows in Education Program 2024/25- Apply Now!

png 20240502 230508 0000 - The PEP African Fellows in Education Program 2024/25- Apply Now!

About the The PEP Research Fellows in Education Program

Applications are in progress for the 2024 PEP Research Fellowship. The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) invites researchers based in low- and middle-income countries to apply to join the organization as Research Fellows (RF).

The PEP Research Fellows program aims to enhance links among South-based scholars so that they can collectively contribute a Southern viewpoint to the global development research agenda.

The Africa Fellows in Education Program (AFEP) aims to address this local capacity gap and improve education decision-making across Sub-Saharan Africa. AFEP will support a network of local policy fellows with enhanced skills in evaluating existing educational research, developing and using performance data to make better decisions.

Having a network of highly competent researchers across a region reinforces the value of using systematic evidence in decision-making and supports broad policy improvement 

PEP Research Fellows are senior, Southern-based scholars chosen through a competitive process to participate in critical PEP research, training, and policy activities. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The 2024 recruitment is open to all researchers living and working in low- or middle-income countries. Priority areas for recruitment this year include:

  • Asia and Middle East/North Africa
  • Expertise in gender, health, entrepreneurship or multidisciplinary approaches
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged as PEP strives to maintain a gender balance in its RF program. Researchers residing in a developed country and/or members of PEP staff (excluding consultants) are not eligible to be a PEP Research Fellow.
  • Be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country; 
  • Have an MA or PhD degree, preferably in Economics, education policy, social/public policy, development studies or international development, with a strong focus on education. While a PhD is not mandatory, GEAI and PEP encourage new PhD 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; 
  • Work for the government or have an affiliation at either 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. 

Benefits of The PEP African Fellows in Education Program

Funding includes a $35K research (cash) grant. Other expenses, with a value of up to $25K, for mentorship, study visits, conference travel, and in-country workshops to share research findings and training will be covered directly by the Program. 

How to Apply for The PEP African Fellows in Education Program

The Global Education Analytics Institute (GEAI), in collaboration with PEP, invites young African researchers, who are motivated to work on educational improvement and could benefit from additional support, to submit an expression of interest in the AFEP.

  • Send a one-page motivation letter outlining your goals for a first three-year mandate 
  • Ask two references to send letters of support directly to the PEP website 
  • Register on the PEP website, then complete your profile and upload your CV. If you are already registered, ensure that your profile and CV are updated 
  • two-page statement of interest, A two-page essay prepared in English.  Similarly, candidates must explain how such questions could be scientifically evaluated using quantitative methods 
  • Candidates will submit a detailed CV with at least two (2) referees the selection committee can contact.  

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