Apply for The AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) 2022




Summary

Launched in 2002, the Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics’ primary aim is to strengthen teaching and research capacity in sub-Saharan African countries, to increase the pool of potential researchers and policy analysts, and to gradually build-up and retain African scholars in Africa, leading to an increase in capacity across the continent. CPP aims to increase the output of professionals conversant with specialists on African issues, leading to the possible emergence of various theories and African solutions to these problems. CPP integrates theory, tools and African applications into academic teaching, ensuring that theory is firmly grounded on the empirical side. Human and other resources available on the continent have been harnessed and pooled to produce a distinctive, common, uniform, high-quality doctoral programme in Africa. Benefit - The scholarship is fully funded.

Eligibility - Have applied and been admitted to any one of the CPP degree-awarding universities. - Have attained a Bachelor’s Degree level at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university. - Have a Master's 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. - Female applicants from post-conflict and fragile states are encouraged to apply. - Possession of at least 1 relevant publication in a refereed journal will be an added advantage. - Evidence of engagement in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector will be an added advantage. Deadline July 31, 2022

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